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rear sight

Line breaks: rear sight

Definition of rear sight in English:

noun

The sight nearest to the stock on a firearm.
Example sentences
  • The rear sight is a simple peep sight that is screw adjustable for both elevation and windage.
  • They feature fully adjustable black-blade rear sights and partridge front sights.
  • First, sight alignment is the relationship of the front sight to the rear sight so that they are properly aligned with each other.

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