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    Posted: December 30 2016 at 2:03pm
I have a question. why did they make some stocks shorter on the no4?
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What part(s) are you referring to? The butt stocks?
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the butt stock, sorry I assumed anyone who was familiar with these knew what I meant. some "butt stocks" are about 1 1/2 in. shorter I just wonder why?
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They made them for shorter soldiers
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote hoadie Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2016 at 3:00am
Englishman: Is that a fact or an assumption? (Just asking).
Personally, I didn't know that there was a difference in stocks..thought they were all the same.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote SW28fan Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 31 2016 at 6:47am
iirc there were  4 lengths  in 1/2" increments:    Bantam,  Short, Standard and Long
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Hoadie,
Stocks were made Long, (Marked L) Marks were on top of buttstock at the heel.
Normal/regular, and short, Plus extra short. the  latter were marked B for "Bantam", and were 1 1 /2" shorter than normal.  (If I remember right!)
 
 
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The Martini Henry, Lee Metford and Lee Enfield allowed by design, for the length of pull to be changed on any rifle.

For the No.4 there were four different length butts available.
Bantam = 11 inches 
Short = 11 ½ inches 
Regular –= 12 inches 
Long –= 12 ½ inches 

The size is marked on the comb adjacent to the top of the butt plate (B, S or L). Regular (Normal) length was not marked. 
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It looks like Old Hoads got 3 answers in 3 minutes! 
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Slow internet is putting a delay on my responses. I sit and type, hit send and with the lost connection, it dumps my text into the cyber trash never to be found again. My answer was my third attempt. Now that I am pissed off with my computer, I'm going to go find my pants and then go chop wood to keep the stove going.

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Englishman;
Part of the problem is your wearin a dress...try wearin pants to clean the snow offa the dish.(sheesh! ) & boots are still in style for manly footwear..just sayin...

I have a streamin box for the TV..get to watch whatever I want, when I want, without commercials, FREE! (watched a whole week's worth of J.Wayne a while back..& car 54 was always a gas..Dobbie Gillis w/Maynard J.Krebbs).

Back to the issue @ hand: Thanks for the responses guys. I had no idea there was a difference in the stocks..got quite a schoolin today!! Thanx a bunch!
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"...Nowhere else I would rather be though..."

copy that - ive complained a bit myself but in the end too much keeping me rooted here , guesss ill wait till i retire to consider a move , 
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Since we are talking bout "oddities", I have an unanswered query.
Quite some time ago, I asked about "LEFT HANDED ENFIELDS". I was told (by a retired British RSM, that they DID - in fact -exsist.(Albiet on a small scale)
This question was brought about by an old picture I had seen (many moons ago) of what appeared to be British 8th Army infantry rapidly advancing (w/bayos fixed), to capture a German tank crew.
One of the soldiers appeard to have a "lefty". It was different from the others in the photo, & it didn't seem to be a "reversal".

Anyone got some poop on this?
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Sounds like a "very stinkie" story to me.

Sorry no left hand Enfield's.
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I never saw one. Everybody left handed we had was taught to shoot right handed.
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There may be left-handed blokes turn up now and again, but no left-handed rifles.
Yep, taught to shoot right handed, but maybe in times of stress the old form May return...
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