rear sight


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rear sight

[′rir ‚sīt]
(ordnance)
An item attached to the breech end and integral to a carbine, machine gun, pistol, rifle, or the like; it may be a fixed or adjustable cross blade with a U- or V-shaped notch or aperture, or it may have elevation and windage adjustment knobs, slides, and graduated scales and be provided with aperture disks.
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Into those top straps were milled grooves to serve as rear sights.
My preferred RBU is for use with a Leupold DeltaPoint Pro, due to the DeltaPoint's optionally integrated and adjustable rear sight.
The rear sight assembly is the typical sight we've come to expect from SIG.
The dovetail is cleaned up, cleaned with alcohol, and allowed to dry before fitting the new rear sight.
The front sight could be drifted slightly left or right to center the rear sight.
These units had no defects because it did not need a rear sight.
Included on the rifle are polymer DiamondHead aluminum flip-up front and rear sights.
Glow-in-the-dark cross hairs attached to a rear sight ring are used to line up the bright .
30 Springfield rifle incorporated many elements of the Model 98 Mauser but also had improved features such as windage-adjustable rear sight, a magazine cut off which permitted firing single shots while keeping the 5-round magazine in reserve, and a rear sight mounted close to the receiver ring for a greater sight radius and hence better accuracy.
Usually the rear sight is fitted into a dovetail slot in the barrel, and it can be drifted right or left with a hammer and brass or nylon punch to adjust windage.
A folding rear sight was manufactured and attached approximately 10 inches behind the front sight with a sheet-metal screw.
The front pin guard is the same circumference as the rear sight ring to provide riflescope-like sighting.