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    post WW2 bore sighter

    Developed during the post WW2 years was this elbow bore sight, this was suppose to set the sights in some sort of alignment without having to actually fire the rifle on a range. This was a very short lived project which did not last long. Not many were manufactured and most were dumped in salvage yards. I know of a smaller elbow bore sight made for the M1 carbine. A very rare short-lived tool for bore sighting the M1 Click image for larger version

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    #2
    That's pretty cool. I'm guessing they figured out a better way to do a basic sight alignment setup where that tool was no longer needed and sped up the line. Almost looks like those bore inspection tools with a shorter tube. How did you manage to run into one?

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      #3
      Back a few years ago, I knew a few venders that bid on surplus (by the pound) at Rock island and Crane. These bore sighters were found in Rock Island surplus and I was able to get some extras for Billy Pyle and Bob Seijas, I understand Canfield got the M1 carbine bore sighter. I was able to get some early XM16 furniture and a CAR 15 stock among the Rock Island surplus too, this stuff is now very rare and expensive Click image for larger version

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        #4
        Wow

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          #5
          Very cool finds!
          m14brian

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            #6
            Here is the original color green. This furniture was mounted on a semi auto Colt SP1 with a four digit serial number, kind of a fake 601. This photo was take some time ago and is a good way to show the original green paint Click image for larger version  Name:	P1010009_0009.jpg Views:	0 Size:	311.9 KB ID:	27980 Click image for larger version  Name:	P1010011_0011.jpg Views:	0 Size:	299.7 KB ID:	27981

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              #7
              Do the parts have Mattel stamped all over them? 🙄 As a gage collector or accumulator that’s neat.

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