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Old July 23, 2018, 08:16 PM   #3
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From what I know the USMC used both sight protectors and sights hoods. The sight hood was used for target shooting only and the hood had a much larger ring allowing for a good sight picture while the sight protector was just large enough to protect the sight blade. Looked through the WW1 & 2 pictures I have ( a rather small sample) and of those that front sights can be seen clearly some of the rifles in combat still have the protectors on most don't, while the parade and drill photos show all of the rifles having them attached.
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