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3 thoughts on “Trench M1903”

  1. When fired, it probably raised the forearm of the stock up and off the trench, and then it would fall back down.

    It didn’t matter trying to preserve a sight picture, because you had to pull it down off the trench to cycle the bolt.

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    • I expect it walloped the web of the soldier’s hand something fierce, or given the distance from the pistol grip to the trigger, maybe the thumb knuckle. Given that follow-up shots were a non-thing, I probably would have fired it with my thumb on the same side as the trigger finger.

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