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December 9, 2009, 07:48 PM
Since I haven't seen a wide base and narrow base side by side, what are the differences? Are they interchangeable? Thanks

December 10, 2009, 02:09 PM
"Wide" and "narrow" base refer to the width of the front sight base on a gas cylinder. Early gas cylinders had a narrow base and only allowed limited lateral movement of the front sight before it hung over the side. This was corrected with a wider front sight base, hence the names.

The two gas cylinders are interchangeable and can be used on any gas-port Garand.