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T44E4, M14, M1 Garand 9 31.03%
M14, M14E2, M1 Garand 4 13.79%
M14, M14 Late, M79 Grenade Launcher 1 3.45%
M14, M14 Late, T44E5 (M15 Heavy Barrel) 8 27.59%
M14, Early M79, Late M79 7 24.14%
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Old 08-04-2002, 07:19 AM   #1
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Multiple Choice Sights Identification Fun Quiz-Scroll Down

Here are three sights. Take a guess as to the correct answer. Your guess is confidential, only you will know what you picked. At the end the answer will help solve a certain problem that will pop up in the future. It might be a fun learning experience, or a confidence builder for those who know the answer. Good Luck, Bill





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Old 08-04-2002, 08:22 AM   #2
 
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So when do we find out the answer to the quiz??? When I take tests for the fire department, we get our grades right away!!!
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Old 08-04-2002, 11:22 AM   #3
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The professor has to wait until all grades are in. Remember school returns in Sept.
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Old 08-05-2002, 05:31 AM   #4
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Posting this hint:

All three sights shown above use the same sight screw.
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Old 08-06-2002, 05:04 AM   #5
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Posting another hint:

The dovetails are the same size. To state this clearer each sight will fit a dovetail that any of the others will fit.
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Old 08-07-2002, 04:59 AM   #6
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Last Hint:

As of this posting the guess are as follows:

6,1,0,6,5,

This hint will probably give away the answer:

Although it is not clearly visable in the picture, the sight blade height is the same for the middle and right.
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Old 08-07-2002, 09:20 AM   #7
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Geeze Bill, thanks for the hint! That was the only basis for my SWAG earlier this week!

I would have guessed that the left one was a repro due to the shortness and funny ears. Wasn't an option though....

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Hey .30 Cal Half of my life is spent SWAG'ing Bill
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Old 08-07-2002, 12:27 PM   #9
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OK Bill, they all surrender ....what's the correct answer

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Old 08-07-2002, 12:58 PM   #10
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The Answer

OK Hawk twisted my arm.

We have M14, Early M79, Late M79

The early M79 sight is a very close copy to the M14 sight. The M79's post is slightly higher than the M14's sight post. Early Springfield Armory M79's (1959) (And I think Action Arm's from 1962) have the early sight. By the Vietnam build up of 1965 the later sight was in existence. The later sight has a wider base to fit the very long dovetail of the M79 barrel.

The commercial company, Springfield Armory uses a copy of the early sight for their cut down M14 Scout.

When you get questions of future board members that their M14 is shooting too high with the rear sight down to its limit, one answer will be to tell them about the higher front sights, possibly they can purchase one from SA in Illinois. Naturally there are limits of sight changing, some may shoot too high for a sight change to help. Under those conditions they are better off going the route of warranty.

GI M79 front sights are pretty hard to find today, so they will probably bring a premium, especially the early ones.

So for the quiz we have 5 correct answers out of 18, not bad at all.
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Unfortunately, one of the correct answers wasn't mine But I got the first site right Thanks Bill!
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Old 08-07-2002, 02:41 PM   #12
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Excellent quiz! I love learning stuff. Appreciate the work you put into it.

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Goofed on a contractor's name. It should read Action Manufacturing in Phila. This was the same company that became Action Arms in the early 1980's and imported the Uzi's from Israel.
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OOO-OOOOH OOOH is it too late???? I think I know the answer!!! Is it
"We have M14, Early M79, Late M79" did I get it right???? Woweeeee I did, I did!!!!
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Timing is everything, Hawk! :P

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