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MODEL 1888 SPRINGFIELD TRAPDOOR CARBINE AND RIFLE FRONT SIGHT HOODS:  Original Model 1888 Springfield Trapdoor Carbine and Rifle Front Sight Hoods, developed as an alternative to the Model 1884 Sight Hoods.  Heavy and expensive to manufacture due to the required machining and the attaching screw, the 1884 hoods were replaced with the lighter and less expensive 1888 Sight Hoods which were manufactured of spring steel and simply snapped over the front sight.  The hood has two slots, one on each side of the hood, that engage the base of the front sight when the hood is snapped in place.  These hoods, provided to the troops on a special request basis from their officers, were designed to protect the front sight from damage or misalignment.  A nice accessory to add to your Trapdoor Rifle or Carbine Display 

 

MODEL 1888 CARBINE SIGHT HOOD:  Marked C, this specimen is in like new condition, with the majority of the original arsenal dull polish and blue present.  $65

 

MODEL 1888 RIFLE SIGHT HOOD:  As is correct, this piece is unmarked.  This specimen is in like new condition, with the majority of the original arsenal dull polish and blue present.  $60

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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