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Early prototype rear sight base?
Jan 26th, 2018 at 12:13am
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These unused & unfinished Springfield Armory sight bases have been around forever.

That they shared components with the model 1902 Krag sight is unmistakable.

Does anyone know what they were really for? I have seen mention of 1900 or 1901 Springfield prototype? They are made of steel with an ID of .798 inch on the barrel rings, which is too small for Rod-Bayonet 1903 Springfield.

Pretty cool machine work! They look new, but, are old. (A Krag 1902 sight leaf inserted for drama)!
  
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Re: Early prototype rear sight base?
Reply #1 - Jan 26th, 2018 at 7:55am
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Hi BR,

Ran across this listing on Gun Broker for a 1903 Springfield Rod bayonet rifle.  The sight base looks kinda familiar.

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Re: Early prototype rear sight base?
Reply #2 - Feb 20th, 2018 at 1:17pm
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A M1903 barrel will screw into a M1902 receiver
, but the diameter of the M1902 barrel could have been small enough for this base to fit. I believe I have seen a picture of a pile of M1902 ( AKA m1901 ) barrels in the white with the sight bases installed.
  
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