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    Quote Originally Posted by skeettx View Post
    You motivated me to take a picture of some
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    Now THAT is a bunch! Thanks a lot skeet, now you reminded me not only do I need a 38-55 but I also need a 1886.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SSGOldfart View Post
    Drew P I'm not a expert on lever actions ,just a old soldier who grow up shooting them the "curve" was a sign of the times,these were designed for the saddle and attire worn back then.
    I have asked the same question and the very knowledgeable people I asked said that it was the thinking of the period that the curved butt stock kept the rifle in place, against your shoulder better than a "shotgun" style, as they refered to the straighter butt. From my experience of shooting the curved butt rifles, it does indeed keep the rifle in place but with the heavy calibers it is a bit more painful. Some "drool" worthy rifles here, thanks for the pics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by murf205 View Post
    I have asked the same question and the very knowledgeable people I asked said that it was the thinking of the period that the curved butt stock kept the rifle in place, against your shoulder better than a "shotgun" style, as they refered to the straighter butt. From my experience of shooting the curved butt rifles, it does indeed keep the rifle in place but with the heavy calibers it is a bit more painful. Some "drool" worthy rifles here, thanks for the pics.
    It indexes better to the shoulder/armpit and it's far more pronounced on a lot of target rifles, morphing into the 'hooked' buttstocks on a lot of high-end models.
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    I once owned an older Savage 99 in 300 Sav which I (unwisely) traded for a Browning Buckmark 22 LR pistol. Wonderful old rifle. I'll get over the loss sometime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drew P View Post
    Why did they put such a pronounced curve on the butt end of the stocks on some of the oldies? Seems counterintuitive and cumbersome. I’ve shot a few and thought so at least.
    Beauties by the way, thanks for sharing
    It fits the shoulder nicely, and comes in handy for butt-stroking people in the face with it.

    I absolutely LOVE my levers with crescent buttplates, it's definitely a major factor in making up the order of my wish list. I'm definitely lusting after rifles more than carbines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rondog View Post

    I absolutely LOVE my levers with crescent buttplates,
    Ditto

    Looking at my books, most of the lever actions of the time had crescent buttplates.

    With that said I really wish someone would make a clone of the Whitney-Kennedy.

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    The curved butt kept the rifle shouldered better when riding a horse. Flat butts would slip off....and that's not so good if you're hunting dangerous game or a soldier in battle.

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Abbreviations used in Reloading

BP Bronze Point IMR Improved Military Rifle PTD Pointed
BR Bench Rest M Magnum RN Round Nose
BT Boat Tail PL Power-Lokt SP Soft Point
C Compressed Charge PR Primer SPCL Soft Point "Core-Lokt"
HP Hollow Point PSPCL Pointed Soft Point "Core Lokt" C.O.L. Cartridge Overall Length
PSP Pointed Soft Point Spz Spitzer Point SBT Spitzer Boat Tail
LRN Lead Round Nose LWC Lead Wad Cutter LSWC Lead Semi Wad Cutter
GC Gas Check