Butt stock lengths
Have two Fazerkerly No. 5 Mk 1 rifles. Both rifles made 8/46 and very close in serial numbers.
Both rifles have the 'S' marked butt stock.
How was it decided what size butt stocks were to be put on rifles when produced?
06-11-2012 09:01 PM
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I thought the majority of #5s had S butts? I have only seen one L and it was a loose butt that I owned for some time a few years ago. It was light wood and I couldn't match it to anything. I would change it from rifle to rifle. Peter would have a handle on this one.
I seem to remember that initial issue from Ordnance was 10% small butts, 10% long butts and 80% normal butts. But if these amounts needed slight changes, then it was done in-house by the unit Armourers. And contrary to what I have read elsewhere, the soldiers weren't just given a few butts 'to try' and then set about changing them themselves. God....... I can see the carnage already.......
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