Whitworth Dimensions .

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  1. Jul 10, 2019 #1

    dodger2

    dodger2

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    I was looking at a photo of a Parker Hale Whitworth and it appeared to me that there are several differences between that rifle and my own Pedersoli Whitworth . Notably the front sight was mounted higher and the comb on the buttstock was lower .
    Which may account for some of the difficulty that a few of us have had shooting this rifle in a comfortable manner .
    It might be of interest if we could compare the stock dimensions of the Parker Hale , Euroarms and Pedersoli reproductions and indeed original military stocked rifles .

    I will start the ball rolling , the dimensions of my Pedersoli are :

    Length of pull [ trigger blade to middle of buttplate ] 13 inches
    Drop at comb 1 1/8 inches
    Drop at heel 1 5/8 inches
    [ Drops measured from top of barrel flat spot at breech ]

    Enjoy your shooting .
     
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    TFoley

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    Here y'are with two original Enfields, two Enfield Sniders and two P-H -

    1. Original Enfield 2-band short rifle - LOP 13.375", D@C 1.125", D@H 1.6"

    2. Original Enfield 3-band rifle - LOP 13.00", D@c 1.00", D@H 1.75"

    3. Original Enfield Snider 2-ban short rifle - same as Enfield 2-band short rifle.

    4. Original Enfield Snider 3-band rifle - same as Enfield 3-band rifle.

    Not really surprising as they are ALL lock-marked 1862.

    3. P-H Musketoon - LOP 14.00", D@C 1.125", D@H 1.75"

    4. P-H Whitworth - LOP 14.00, D@C 1.20", D@H 1.75"
     
  3. Jul 10, 2019 #3

    dodger2

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    Thank you tac , you are a gentleman and a scholar !
     

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