Revolver Stocks

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rodwha

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The attachable stocks for these revolvers all seem to be a bit short placing the gun a bit closer to your face. I always wondered why not place it out there at arms length so that the sights also work optimally. But with a “short” barrel I can see during a close up battle that a shorter stock might make it swing a little easier. Does anyone know why they’re a bit short?
 
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Average height for american men in 1860 was 5.5 in. short/tall. Rifle stocks would have a shorter L.O.P. than today rifles for such tiny people...
 
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People were very tiny back then. 5’ 6” today is considered minuscule for a grown man but back then it was actually the norm.
 

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I don't know how much longer you would want them to be. My ASM 1860 Army has a LOP (trigger-to-buttplate center) of 15-3/4".


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Jim
I don’t even know how one would fit me, though by the sounds of it just fine since I’m 5’ 8”, but I’ve all too often read people complaining about them being short.
 

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Don't believe everything you read on the internet - even though we all know it's the truth.... :doh:


There's many more online posts by folks with issues than the many more folks who don't post about no issues.

I try to keep in mind the old adage: "It's a poor workman who blames his tools."
 
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