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    Posted: December 23 2018 at 2:17pm
he!!o to all!
 
I ALWAYS wanted a "Crocodile Dundee Style" rifle.
 
Now the original seems to be a cut down ( sporterized" ) Mil Enfield 4.
 
Which has the advantage of already being equipped with a peep sight, and therefore a long sight line.
 
What do you think of an Ishapore, with a fitted spare mag, with a two piece rifle stock:
 
 
and with a P - H Diopter?
 
Uses .308, Mauser stripper clips, 12 rd mag and should last for a long time.
 
Or get a near new Enfield Mark 4 ( which one? ), >perhaps a P - H Diopter<, and Enfield stripper clips and commercial .303 SP ammo? ( PRVI Partizan, Sellier & Bellot )
 
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After searching the net, I seem to be not the only one, who wants one.
 
Here´s the Original ( with thumb hole stock, I´m shocked, SHOCKED, I say! )
 
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Watch every part of the movie where this rifle us used. Paul Hogan never puts his thumb in the hole. I'm speaking of course about the rifle not the blonde. I can cover that in the OT Forum...
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Just where is "MiddleofEurope"?
Could you clarify that?
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Right between Eastern and Western Europe? Just below Northern and above Southern Europe? That would be my guess.
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At first, I also could not believe it.
 
Gun really SHOULD look like:
 
 
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Location?
 
Yes - in the middle:
 
from the North Cape to Sicily - approx in the middle
 
from Atlantic coast of Ireland to Moscow - approx in the middle
 
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I have currently made exactly two thumbhole stocks for an Enfield. I contacted the original designer of the one Hogan is holding in the picture and he mailed me a 80% finished stock set. After finishing the first one and completing my own two. I have come to this conclusion.  It's not worth the time nor the effort. The thing will still kick the snot out of you when you squeeze the trigger. Coincidentally, that is why Paul Hogan is keeping his thumb out of the hole. It almost broke his thumb. The man who designed that stock is no longer with us as he passed away years ago. It might look good to some,I actually do like the look myself but, it's not practical and you will not gain the shooting feature a thumbhole stock provides...
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Was that Geoff Slee?
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Middle of Europe?
What used to be the Czechoslovakia? Area?
Apologies, other side of the river.
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I had a grand time there back a while.

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Originally posted by Shamu Shamu wrote:

Was that Geoff Slee?
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OK that sorts my problem then. I also wanted the thumbhole stock.
I guess I'll stick with "Ernie" as he is.

Being built on a no5 barreled action it can be quite "spicy" as it is!
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A thumbole stock … is a solution looking for the problem … or a problem looking for a solution.
 
Thumbhole and quick cycling is a contradiction!

If I want and use an Enfield, I want to repeat FAST! ( same for in line repeaters .. now with more and more thumbhole stocks - morons, I say )
 
A thumbhole stock is a fashion trend, and as useful as tits on a bull, with a bolt action rifle.
 
Ok, grip angle is better ( pistol grips on a ( semi auto ) rifle ARE better ), but at the price of reduced cycling speed.
 
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Originally posted by Goosic Goosic wrote:

Watch every part of the movie where this rifle us used. Paul Hogan never puts his thumb in the hole. I'm speaking of course about the rifle not the blonde. I can cover that in the OT Forum...
 
Answer One:
 
 
As I very much respect Hogan as an outdoorsman, or at least as a man with both legs firm on the ground of reality,  I am sure he ( perhaps ) appreciated the steep grip angle of the pistol grip stock, but was well aware, that inserting his thumb in the opening would slow him down on repeating.
 
So, as draftees who are shy of recoil, he kept his thumb on the right side of the action, out of the way. ( and out of "harms way" ).
 
( Cooper, IIRC recommended this. )
 
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