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Re: starred carbine sight reversed
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Thursday, 6 May 2010, at 9:33 p.m., in response to starred carbine sight reversed, posted by jeff anderson on Thursday, 6 May 2010, at 9:24 p.m.
No practical reason of which I am aware. If it was the original stepped sight, one reason might have been because the graduations could have been read more conveniently, by a right-handed shooter.
However, that would not apply to the later M1877 and 1879 sights, because their graduations had been moved to the left side - for that very reason. AFAIK, in those times, all soldiers were expected to shoot from the right shoulder, whether or not they were left-handed.
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