It looks very like Mauser, rather than Krag. I've also never seen
one bent like that so I'd guess it has been bent after leaving the
factory. Front-hinged, so it has the "roller coaster" type
assembly on the top of the barrel that the elevation slider
adjusts on. Initial guess is 1893 or newer; the 1891 had the
hinge pin at the other end. I can take a look tonight to see which
of my Mausers' sights this matches, but it's 1893 or later.
Well, it wasn't uncommon for Mauser (and Arisaka) rifles to have _very_
optimistic ranges calibrated on the rear sights. In WWII, the Japanese
even added "wings" to the side of this basic sight arrangement, so that
aircraft could be targeted (note I didn't say "effectively") by the
ground troops. That was seen as more of a psychological factor than an
actual tactical advantage; rather than saying "You can't do anything
about these aircraft strafing you", it was a "...and here's how to
use the aircraft sight on your rifle". Not effective there, not
effective at 2000 meters/yards, but the sights are calibrated for it.
Nope, pistol sights usually only go to a few hundred meters.
I'm sure now it's a Mauser sight, problem is there are _many_ variations of
Mauser rifles 8^)
Is the sight a "V" shaped notch or a "U" shape?
My Mauser book doesn't go into details on sights, but from my experience
carbine sights usually are shorter range, maybe up to "1800" so It most
probably is from a full rifle. Given that the shortest range is 300, it's
probably a pre-WWII rifle since many countries adopted 100 as the short range
position in the 30's
It's newer than 1896, but older than the 1901 design. I don't have anything
between those two for a direct comparison, though, and my Mauser book is
currently out on loan. But I think we're down to a 5 year span. And
it should not be bent.
Agreed. Also the two buttons for adjustment imply earlier rather than
later. The rounded tabs are less work to make than the more square ones
as in the M96 Swedish mauser (and M93 Spanish), so I think it's newer than
that. By '01 the slider has been redesigned.
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