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Dr. Peter Venkman
12-22-2008, 1:27 AM
I have an Inland carbine that has a front sight which is marked "N" below the front post. The top of the N is pointing towards the same direction as the post. There are also no wings on the side to protect it. Did ALL carbines come with those wings?

Serial number is 67054xx and barrel date is 12/44.

icormba
12-22-2008, 2:30 AM
As far as I know all USGI Carbine front sights have ears.

I have an id sheet somewhere on my computer that shows all manufacture and sub-contractor codes but I can't find it right now. Guessing N = National Postal Meter??

Do you have a pic?

Dr. Peter Venkman
12-22-2008, 2:43 AM
As far as I know all USGI Carbine front sights have ears.

I have an id sheet somewhere on my computer that shows all manufacture and sub-contractor codes but I can't find it right now. Guessing N = National Postal Meter??

Do you have a pic?

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d123/WiseBobo/P1010069.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d123/WiseBobo/P1010046-2.jpg

http://i34.photobucket.com/albums/d123/WiseBobo/P1010045-2.jpg

icormba
12-22-2008, 3:54 AM
Not normal, looks like somebody cut the ears off. It also looks like the blade is shaved a bit? Does it shoot high?

If you decide to fix it and put on a correct one, make sure you also get a new sight key and pin just in case they are or get damaged when you punch the pin out. Fulton and Orion7 have all three for around $20.

thefifthspeed
12-22-2008, 4:36 AM
Not normal, looks like somebody cut the ears off.

That's what it looks like

Spiggy
12-22-2008, 7:40 AM
I've seen stamped sights without ears, but this one certainly looks cut

Fate
12-22-2008, 8:23 AM
Bubba strikes again.

N isn't National Postal Meter, it's the front sight manufacturer's code (Niedner Rifle Corp., of Dowagiac, Michigan)

Dr. Peter Venkman
12-22-2008, 12:48 PM
Thanks guys. For what I paid for it that's not a problem.

dfletcher
12-23-2008, 6:04 PM
I've got to ask, what is the sight key? Heard often, never knew what the heck people were talking about. Figure after 40 years of shooting these things I should learn.

Spiggy
12-23-2008, 6:54 PM
the nifty little metal wedge that sits under the front sight