Actually a picture of a Garand in the last GCA journal with the saw cut in the same spot..Has a pic of GI holding it.This may seem like a dumb question to some, but I ask only because I don't know the reasoning behind it, but, there's 2 cuts in the front sight base on the gas cylinder at different angles...what is that for? Refer to picture 14 in the GB add.
Actually the reason for the saw cut is in 1943 SA manufactured a run of undersized barrels and the gas cylinder didnt fit tight. Instead of scrapping the barrels it was decided to do a field modification and saw cut gas cylinder . By doing so when you tighten the front sight it pulls the two halves together tight on the barrel. If you ever run acroos one of these you will need to loosen the sight screw before removing the cylinderWhat's the purpose of this saw cut? I've never seen this before ( I don't get out much either).