Object Title

Sight components

Sight components

Date

1871-1899

Object Number

XIII.1152

Provenance

Ex Greenwood and Batley Ltd., Leeds via the collection of Geoffrey Brown. Purchased 17 October 1999

Physical Description

Consists of a standard rifle rear sight comprising a bed, a folding leaf, a slider and a leaf spring. The leaf is fitted with a stop to prevent the slider coming off but has not progressed so far as to have the sighting notch cut. The leaf is also ungraduated. The bed and leaf are in the white stage

Dimensions

Dimensions: Overall length with leaf folded flat: 62.83 mm (2.473 in) Width over slider: 25.4 mm (1 in)

Inscriptions and Marks

A small star is stamped on one end face of the bed

Associations

Places Britain