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hand this measurement is just 41/2 inches, which is the exact distance from center of trigger to point of comb on the D. C. M. Sporter—and this comb is correct for my hand. Numerous fittings by this method by mail have worked out very satisfactorily.

Formerly, combs were made much too thin, but in recent years both shooters and stock makers have awakened to the advantage of a good thick comb. Here again there is no set rule, and the cut-and-trv method is best if it can be followed. I'f it cannot be, then the best judgment of the stocker should be aided by a photograph of the owner of the gun. The thinner the face the thicker the comb should be, and vice versa. A man with a verv thin face can use a comb

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