Optical sight

  • US 8,443,541 B2
  • Filed: 03/13/2012
  • Issued: 05/21/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/02/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. An optical sight comprising:

  • a housing including a base, a first post extending from said base, and a second post extending from said base;

    an optical element supported by said housing between said first post and said second post;

    a reticle displayed on said optical element;

    an illumination system directing light away from said base and toward said optical element such that said light travels through an area external from said housing prior to reflecting off of said optical element, said optical element reflecting at least a portion of said light received from said illumination system to generate said reticle; and

    a first actuation member disposed on one of said first post and said second post and operable to selectively control an intensity of said reticle by controlling an output of said illumination system.

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