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S Stamped Rear Flip sight

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    Posted: Feb 04 2020 at 4:16pm
In a few weeks I can finally pick up the QHMC Carbine. The oldtimer from who I bought the M1 give me a few weeks ago already the Original case, Sling, Mag pouch with mags and a rear flip sight.He told me that he changed the Flip sight for a stamped sight because he could not see right throug the flip sight. Now my question is this flip sight correct for the QHMC Carbine?



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A flip sight would be "correct" for a QHMC Carbine, but would normally be marked GE-Q or B-Q on the right side of the base. The U on the leaf of yours indicates that it is an Underwood sight. According to "War Baby" Underwood did send 2000 rear sight assemblies to QHMC and CCNL 334-4 states that the U marked leaf sights were observed on original QHMC Carbines in the 1575584, 1576929 serial # range, so depending on your serial number it is possible that the pictured sight was originally on your QHMC Carbine.

"War Baby" also states that a stamped adjustable sight marked IR Co was also used by OHMC at the "tail end of production" but this information is questionable.
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Having trouble 'Seeing thru the flip' is why you see many with the notch cut on them.
My Father said it was common to see flip sights cut this way in the Philippines. Very hard to see thru in low light, jungle conditions.

Inland also received .U. flip sight bases, leafs and complete assemblies in I believe early March of 44.
Including flip sights from other makers like NPM. Mostly found in Inlands early 5,0 mil serial range.

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PS: With muzzle pointed away. 
To Remove: Push rear sight off from left to right.
To Install: Push Sight from right to left. The S should be on the left side.
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Thanks guys for the info, In a few weeks I can pick up the QHMC Carbine( A lot of paperwork here in the Netherlands Pff) and then I can look for the serial number on the M1
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