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I have seen them before but who knows when applied. The stocks did not last long if used for grenade launching.
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There really wasn't any need to install the rifle grenade sight on the carbine stock.
While rifle grenades could and were fired, the main use (WW2 photos USMC)
was firing flares or smoke from the M8 launcher
 

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The book "U.S. M1 Carbines, Wartime Production" by Craig Riesch, 7thy Edition Expanded, covers the answer to this post. Page 158, states, Sight, Grenade Launcher, M15. The sight assembly with the grenade launcher (M8) was adopted in 1944 and attached to the left side of the stock (M1 Carbine) at the receiver area, see Figure 5-25. Two screws held a small round base to the stock. The sight assembly was mounted on the base. Although the sight allowed for more accurate launching of grenades, the sights interfered with normal carbine use and, as a consequence, were not always used. The instruction sheet that came with the Sight states, Grenade Launcher Sight M15, FOR M1903, M1903A3, M1, RIFLES AND M1 CARBINE.
There is another great site for information, 90th IDPG: The M8 Grenade Launcher.
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