Part name: Rear Sight
Part Function: The Rear Sight Cover
protects the internal parts of the rear sight from
being struck or damaged. The Rear Sight
Cover also keeps dirt and grit from getting
into the sight mechanism. The Rear Sight
Cover also provides spring tension to keep
the parts of the rear sight assembly together.
Special Notes: none.
Other items of interest in this
photograph: Wartime Quarter. The
venerable old Washington Quarter was in circulation
at the time the M1 was being produced. These coins
were made of real silver.
Part shown in final assembly.
page was last updated on: March 14, 2002