Part name: Front Sight
& Front Sight Screw
Part Function: The Front Sight
is used in conjunction with the rear sight to line
the rifle up on the target. Note the 'wings' on
the front sight. These help to protect it from getting
bent or dinged.
The Front Sight Screw
is used to hold the front sight in place.
Special Notes: The Front
Sight is attached to the Gas Cylinder directly.
This means that anything that changes the alignment
of the Gas Cylinder also changes the point of aim
of the rifle. Note in the photograph below that
the bayonet lug is also part of the Gas Cylinder
Other items of interest in this
photograph (below): Combination Score Book for U.S.
Rifles M1903 and M1 and Browning Automatic Rifle
M1918A2. These books were issued to soldiers to
keep their shooting range scores in.
Note how the Front Sight is part of the Gas
Parts shown in final assembly.
page was last updated on: March 14, 2002