Part name: Rear Sight
Part Function: The Rear Sight Assembly
holds the peep sight aperture (rear sight) which
is lined up with the front sight which is in turn
placed on the target. The Rear Sight Assembly also
houses the elevation and windage knobs. Sights are
used to help point the weapon in a correct and repeatable
way at targets.
Special Notes: Sight markings
can be seen more easily if they are made visible
using a china marker. The waxy markings can later
be easily removed with gun solvent.
Other items of interest in this
photograph: In the background you can see a newspaper
announcing VE-Day. Victory In Europe Day
marked the end of the war in Germany and the return
home of many of our troops to a grateful nation.
Let us not forget their sacrifice nor should we
throw away the constitutional rights they secured
for us at great personal cost. Had it not been for
the brave men who fought in World War Two we would
have lived the last generation in a fascist centralized
Part shown in final assembly.
page was last updated on: March 14, 2002