Down the Sights of Historical Firearms

Nathan S
by Nathan S

War History Online has posted an incredible set of of photographs of old rifles and their sight pictures. The gallery includes classics like the Thompson SMG and BAR with a few notable firearms including the British Lancaster and even the M2 Carbine with a paratrooper wire stock.

Click the photo to be taken to the gallery.

What do you think was the best sight picture of the old firearms?

Nathan S
Nathan S

One of TFB's resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR's, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.The above post is my opinion and does not reflect the views of any company or organization.

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  • JamesH JamesH on Aug 30, 2015

    How many M2 Carbine Paratrooper models were made? I can find no information on them!

    • Othais Othais on Aug 31, 2015

      @JamesH Good catch. That piece is a mystery from a local museum. Since it was never for sale it's hard to imagine fakery. The gun is definitely an M2 and the stock is definitely an original paratrooper. Quite the oddity.

  • Anomanom Anomanom on Aug 31, 2015

    Wow. The Lee Enfield and the 1917 were okay, the rest of them were pretty rubbish.