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    Quote Originally Posted by ed skeels View Post
    Fellow on left with a A3?
    I think it's an '03, just a hint of the accursed Battle Sight looming there; and I don't see a receiver sight.

    Why accursed, well I think this guy said it best:

    The OPEN SIGHT and the HUMAN EYE A COMMENTARY UPON THE OPTICS OF MARKSMANSHIP THAT EXPLAINS WHY THE OPEN "BATTLE SIGHT" ON THE SPRINGFIELD RIFLE WAS CAST INTO THE LIMBO OF GREAT MISTAKES
    By T. Richard Paganelli, M.D.

    National Service Military Journal April 1918
    Vol. 3 No. 2 Pg. 105


    https://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.32044090080847?urlappend=%3Bseq=125

    It's a pretty good read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Mod1 View Post
    THE OPEN "BATTLE SIGHT" ON THE SPRINGFIELD RIFLE WAS CAST INTO THE LIMBO OF GREAT MISTAKES
    I don't know about that one...I think you'd get the phone book on that one. Lots of guys shot extremely well at some fantastic distances with those sights...

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