The Pope rear wind gauge and elevating sight is most convenient and accurate. Wind and elevating movements are entirely separate, so moving one cannot disturb the other. One hole movement of either elevating nuts or wind screw equals i inch on a 200-yard target. The two elevating nuts are operated by a small lever pin, which can be carried in the head of the sight, or worn upon the watch chain, as preferred. These nuts bind against opposite sides of the solid frame, therefore looseness of fit from wear cannot affect the accuracy of adjustment. These nuts are usually set firmly, so they cannot be accidentally moved, but may be left so as to move with the fingers if desired. The wind screw differs from the ordinary construction by passing through a bearing at both ends of the frame and by having a shoulder on one end and a jam nut on the other; when wear occurs, all that is necessary to correct it is to screw the nut up a little firmer, filing off a trifle from end of screw if necessary.
Farrow, Edward S. American Small Arms; a Veritable Encyclopedia of Knowledge for Sportsmen and Military Men. New York: Bradford, 1904. Print.
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