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    Posted: June 04 2021 at 7:54pm
I have finally managed to get myself a long stock for my #4 Longbranch
Secondhand but in reasonable condition
I've never been really comfortable with using a scope with this rifle even tho it sits close and I'm wondering if it's worth buying a cheek piece and fiddling around.
Also has anybody done any rasping and sanding of these butts to improve fit? As it comes from the factory I find that the web and ball of my thumb is not totally comfortable and I have considered a little sanding to make a shallow groove on the RH side.

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Originally posted by Moondog55 Moondog55 wrote:

I have finally managed to get myself a long stock for my #4 Longbranch
Secondhand but in reasonable condition
I've never been really comfortable with using a scope with this rifle even tho it sits close and I'm wondering if it's worth buying a cheek piece and fiddling around.
Also has anybody done any rasping and sanding of these butts to improve fit? As it comes from the factory I find that the web and ball of my thumb is not totally comfortable and I have considered a little sanding to make a shallow groove on the RH side.

There is a gentleman in the UK that sells reproduction sniper cheek risers. Put one on my Long Branch...
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Originally posted by Moondog55 Moondog55 wrote:

Looking at a UK sight now
Do they help tho?
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They help me immensely. They bring my eye level to the scope on my Savage and level to the Diopter in my Long Branch. 
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I also have a cheek piece from ds-solutions on my no4 and it improved the sight picture, I can recommend ds-solutions iv had great service from them
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Has anybody bothered to make one of their own from a bit of wood?
Getting an import permit for a chunk of walnut is a damned hassle.
I have a badly damaged walnut stock here from a #4 I am happy to sacrifice and I think I can find the blueprint. Just I may also stuff it up and I know it can take hours and hours if you're note good with hand tools and I'm not particularly good with chisels and gouges
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Yes I made my own from a piece of white oak. It was like sanding cast iron, it was so hard, but finished up really well.

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I can recommend DS Solutions. I have used them several times and always had excellent service. 
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I also did purchase one from the English bloke. Top drawer. Numrich has (had) them and I bought one from them also. Decent, but way, way more sanding to conform with the stock. And even then, rocked a bit. In my humble opinion, they are a must if you want to shoot a Lee Enfield equipped with a (T) telescopic sight and not get "ringed"!!
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i installed a couple over the years , they are not hard to fit but i always altered the riser - not the stock - to preserve the original in its true form , they did help with eye alignment , 
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Agreed I wrap sandpaper round the stock rough side out & work the cheek-piece down onto it with increasingly fine grades. The piece of white oak I got was rectangular so there was a lot of sanding involved. I'm kinda ashamed to admit I used  a sanding drum on a power drill for the initial rough shaping!
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Shamu, if it worked for you then no foul. I like that idea actually.
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Actually, the one I purchased from the UK had pretty good instructions and two different length brass screws. Sanding was as Shamu mentioned. I actually used a couple of layers of masking tape rapped around the stock, then taped sand paper to that. The cheekpiece is where the material was removed.
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Yep thats how I did it too.
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That's a good method of sanding to fit the cheek piece.
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Taken note of that method. Smart.
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