Front Sight Hood
Front sight hoods: Fixed, above, on a Griffin & Howe bolt action rifle. Folding, below, on a Westley Richards double rifle.
Hood [Front sight hood] - A hollow cylinder fitted to a rifle's front sight ramp, both to protect the delicate front sight bead from impact, and to shade it from oblique sunlight which could have the effect of altering the sight's apparent position.
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