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The sight nearest to the stock on a firearm.
- ‘Excellent sights consisted of a protected front blade with rear sights being adjustable for windage and elevation.’
- ‘The rear sight is a simple peep sight that is screw adjustable for both elevation and windage.’
- ‘Along with this, the gunsmiths also replaced both front and rear sights to allow for a better sight picture; the new sights were fabricated in the shop.’
- ‘At least they haven't gotten to the rifle manufacturers completely yet as their rear sights are fuzzy but the front sights are still sharp.’
- ‘They feature fully adjustable black-blade rear sights and partridge front sights.’
- ‘There is a white dot in the face of the front sight and on both sides of the rear sight, and both the front and rear sights are fitted in a dovetail and adjustable for windage.’
- ‘First, sight alignment is the relationship of the front sight to the rear sight so that they are properly aligned with each other.’
- ‘Front and rear sights are both fitted with optional tritium night sight inserts.’
- ‘The cylinders had to be altered or replaced by a cylinder with a loading gate and new breech face and a rear sight had to be built into the top.’
- ‘You can't get much simpler than a soft plastic slip-on protector for a muzzle, front sight gas block or a rear sight.’
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