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be sought on the very light caliber rifles—but not on a big game rifle or a shotgun.

FREAK STOCKS. Numerous "freak" stocks have been built for shooters having some physical deformity or impairment, and serve their intended purpose admirably. Figure 73 shows a few such guns. "A" is an Irhac* stock designed for a right handed shooter who, through impairment of vision, must shoot with the left eye; the comb is cut away to permit of laying the facc well across the stock. "B" is the Holland and Holland "Cross-Eyed" gun to fill the same need. A job of this sort is necessarily more expensive than the cut-away stock of the Ithaca, since the stock wood must be selected with a natural bend to give it sufficient strength, and the

Upper: Fix. 75—Remington trap rorend.

Lower: Fig. 74—Ithaca, beavertail forend.

Upper: Fix. 75—Remington trap rorend.

Lower: Fig. 74—Ithaca, beavertail forend.

rear portion of the action is built with a bend to the right. "C" shows the JRigby One-Arm Gun, developed principally as a result of the World War. As one hand has to do all the work, it was necessary to give a grip at the best point of balance. This necessitated carrying the trigger mechanism well forward of the brcech, with consequent shortening uf Lhe stock because of the longer arm reach. A single trigger is also essential, and is connected to the action by means of steel rods, while a thumb operated safety is placed on rhe right or left side of grip, according to whether the right or Ieft^ hand remains. Since but one hand is available to hold the gun against recoil, shock springs have been inserted in the butt stock, and being held in line with light metal pistons the recoil is efficiently absorbed with minimum disturbance of aim.

Shotgun shooters are gradually turning from the small forend to the larger, handfilling type on all classes of guns. The beaver-rail is preferred on single trap guns, and is often seen on doubles as well. Many field shooters also prefer such a forend on doubles.

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