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Old 01-24-2011, 10:46 PM   #1
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I currently have an M1 Carbine that i acquired with a cheap scope on it. I took the scope off to find out that the previous owner had removed the rear sight to allow the scope to be mounted. Does anyone know where i can buy a rear sight? I have done quite a bit of searching and have been unable to find one. Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your time.


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Old 01-24-2011, 11:15 PM   #2
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I believe you can contact a place called Hilltop Guns Inc. in Colona IL. He is an avid collector of Garands and M-1 Carbines and I bet he can help. If he can't he will direct you to someone who can.
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IIRC, there were about 3 0r 4 DIFFERENT rear sights. Numrich has a couple in stock- couple sold out. Numrich Gun Parts Corp. - The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Parts and Accessories

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IIRC, there were about 3 0r 4 DIFFERENT rear sights. Numrich has a couple in stock- couple sold out. Numrich Gun Parts Corp. - The World's Largest Supplier of Firearms Parts and Accessories

Any idea on what style sight i should be looking for, or does it not matter? Sorry this question may be very dumb but i do not know much about m1 carbines.
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Not a dumb question at all- but one I can't answer, because (1) not an expert on carbines, and (2) I do not know what you have- who made it, etc. A very good book I would suggest is "War Baby". Library may be able to get you a copy on interlibrary loan- lot of good stuff on carbines. SOME of the variations of the MILITARY M1 Carbines- bayonet stud? early ones no have. Flat bolt/ round bolt. High cut wood on operating rod, or low cut? L shaped flip over rear sight, or slider? Lot of variations. You might try emailing the folks at Numrich with the make of your carbine, and see what they can suggest. Go to the Numrich website, look over on lower left for FORUMS.

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Not a dumb question at all- but one I can't answer, because (1) not an expert on carbines, and (2) I do not know what you have- who made it, etc. A very good book I would suggest is "War Baby". Library may be able to get you a copy on interlibrary loan- lot of good stuff on carbines. SOME of the variations of the MILITARY M1 Carbines- bayonet stud? early ones no have. Flat bolt/ round bolt. High cut wood on operating rod, or low cut? L shaped flip over rear sight, or slider? Lot of variations. You might try emailing the folks at Numrich with the make of your carbine, and see what they can suggest. Go to the Numrich website, look over on lower left for FORUMS.
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Check here:

Fulton Armory Everything For The M1 Garand, M1 Carbine, M14/M1A & AR Type Rifle

M1 Carbine, Rear Sight, Complete, Adjustable

Give them a call and have them tell you what sight you need.

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Here is ONE example of a different sight- L shaped flip over-

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And the one that Canebrake posted is a different style- so THAT's why you need to find out what you had in da first place.

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Cane, Thank you for your help.

c3shooter, I understand i need to figure that out now. I just had very little to work with speaking i got the gun with a scope already on it. My grand father was the previous owner and said the scope was also on it when he recieved it aswell. Time to do some research.

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