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Shooting M1888 with front sight cover

Posted by Lee T. on Wednesday, 10 February 2016, at 3:00 p.m.

Gents, When aiming with my M1888, no matter what position the Buffington is set on,, the front blade is almost completely blocked by the sight cover screw. Taking the cover off, the blade pops up just fine and is easily visible. That leads me to wonder if 1) the cover on this rifle is actually for a carbine or 2) the M1888 wasn't issued with a sight cover and was a later add-on, and not used when firing. I notice that most of the M1888's for sale on Al's list do not have a cover. Thank you for any help...lee


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