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Old August 27, 2014, 04:23 AM   #1
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Length of Pull on an M1917 Enfield?

Does anyone know the length of pull, from the trigger to buttplate, of an M1917 Enfield rifle? I'm shopping around for a vintage military bolt action rifle, and being over 6 feet tall, it difficult to find a stock that will fit me.

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Old August 27, 2014, 08:49 AM   #2
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13.5 inches
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Old August 27, 2014, 08:53 AM   #3
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If the length of pull of the US rifle of 1917 is too short, you can add a slip on
recoil pad.
Easy to install or remove.
Adds about an inch to the LOP.
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Old August 27, 2014, 09:00 AM   #4
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Yep. And more comfortable than that steel butt plate.
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Old August 27, 2014, 01:59 PM   #5
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If a Lee-Enfield is an option, they can have different butt stock lengths. Get proof of good headspace and look under the 'grip' for a letter. 12 3/4" (Long), 12 1/4" (Regular), 11 3/4" (Short) and 11 1/4" (Bantam). No letter means Regular. The slip on recoil pads work well and add about an inch.
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Old August 27, 2014, 02:51 PM   #6
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Thank you, gentlemen, for your replies. I really appreciate it. My intention is to us a slip on buttpad, since my preferred LOP is 14.25 or 14.5 inches, but I wanted to make sure that there was enough to work with to start. Just shouldering (not firing) a 1903 clearly shows that that rifle is a bad fit, so I'm looking at the M1917. Does anyone know if the M1903A3 had a longer LOP than the straight M1903?

Sunray, you've anticipated my next question about the LOP of the different SMLE stocks. Are those numbers you quoted the length of the different stocks, or the LOP of each stock? I know on the Enfield that those two numbers can be different.


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