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    Posted: September 19 2020 at 9:36am
Today while giving my full wood No4 Mk2 and No1 MkIII a fresh coat of linseed oil, I noticed something I never had before. The weight, balance, and especially the kind of rounded wrist on the butt stock feel so natural for using with a bayonet. I haven't had a lot of experience handling similar era weapons from other nations, I wonder if they have that same feel?
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my Swede does....  Wink
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My 1903 also feels handy for bladework, to me. In fact, I've used it in that role to dispatch a possum as I didn't want to deal with the police for discharging a firearm in town - but also didn't want to get too close as it was acting aggressively in full daylight. An '03 with the '05 bayonet gives a good bit of reach.
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It is all about balance and ergonomics for me, in conjunction with a proper sling. My faux No4Mk1* T with a full magazine, oiler, pull through, and sling balances out perfectly on the king screw. Last year I used it while deer hunting.  Fully ladened, it weighs 12.5 lbs but with the sling being used,carrying it was no different than that of my hunting rig. I have had several other types of bolt action rifles of the course of my life and yet I always return to the No4 Enfield 
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That is an impressive picture!
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Balanced?? Wow yes!!
Castles made of sand slip into the sea.....eventually
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