Major Parker moveable front- sights

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Major Parker moveable front- sights

Post by butlersrangers » Fri Nov 13, 2020 5:50 pm

I don't own any examples, but, the 'slip-on' Major Parker front-sight blades, that were made at Springfield Armory, are a very interesting collectible.

These provided a temporary 'taller' front-sight blade to facilitate shorter range shooting with issue Krag rifles and carbines.

Today, I noticed a similar adapter that must have been made for the early 1903 Springfield rifle.
This sight/adapter is "out of stock", but, still pictured on the Numrich Arms - Gun Parts site. (I was not previously aware of this item).
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