In this study unit, we’ll explain the design,function, and installation of metallic andoptical gun sights. Following a brief historyof gun sights, we’ll address metallic riflesights, shotgun beads, and pistol sights.We’ll present gun sight installation procedures and identifythe tools the job requires.Next, you’ll learn about the development of and uses foroptical sights (scopes) for rifles, slug shotguns, and pistols. Then, just as for metallics, we’ll detail installationprocedures.In the final sections, we’ll address bore and final sighting,drill and tap procedures, bolt alterations, and safetyreplacement.
When you complete this study unit, you’ll be able to
Summarize the history of gun sights, identifying hallmarkdevelopments in their evolution•Explain the design, function, and installation of metallic andoptical sights•Explain how to bore sight•Explain how to sight-in rifles and pistols•Identify correct drill and tap procedures•Describe the process of bolt alteration•Describe how replacing safeties often facilitates scopemounting
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