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    World War 1 sniper rifles

    does anyone hve, or ever see one of the world war one sniper rifles with the articulated stocks, the actual stock or even the periscope sight system?
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    Sniping In The Great War has excellent pictures and - without looking - some schematics.

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    Trench periscope

    Go to the Historical Breechloading Smallarms Association (hbsa-uk.org/knowledge-and-research/) and check the WW1 Commemorative Film for :
    Chandler Trench Periscope adaption of Long Lee-Enfield Rifle - demonstration.
    Hope this is what you want !

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    Springfield Armory National Historic Site has an articulated stocked Springfield Rifle. This illustration was used in my second book (Sharpshooters: Marksmen Through the Ages)


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    Watched this a while ago interesting

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    BTW, during the American Civil War, Union soldiers at Vicksburg used mirrors to aim their rifles at the Confederaates and this allowed them to shoot without exposing themselves to retaliatory fire. By the time they reached Georgia, they drilled holes in their stocks and stuck the wire handle of a hand mirror for the same purpose. This predates the periscope rifles of WW I.

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