Armson Occluded Eye Gunsight

Accession Number REL34045
Collection type Technology
Object type Optical equipment
Physical description Aluminium, Steel
Maker Armson Inc.
Place made South Africa
Date made c 1975
Conflict Period 1970-1979
Period 1990-1999
Period 1980-1989
Description

Armson (OEG), Occluded Eye Gunsight is made from a machined aluminium tube and attached to a pressed steel top dust cover designed to fit on an L1A1 self loading rifle. A tritium illumination source with provisions for windage and elevation adjustments is embedded in the tube. The tube is grey anodized. Markings - 006 100.

History / Summary

The Armson Occluded Eye Gunsight was designed for use by military, paramilitary, police and civilian marksman to acquire a sight picture using both eyes over a short period of time. It is primarily designed to improve accuracy when snap shooting at ranges out to 200 meters in varying light conditions. The Armson OEG has only met with limited acceptance among specialised military, paramilitary, police and civilian shooters.