British 303, common in Canada. More to come.
Yes. I took mine off 40 years ago and put a real pad on it. The butt stock was hollow hole with thehole about 3/4 inch. At the front of the stock is the screw that holds the butt stock on. Kept the brass butt plate as a paper weight. On the original gun, it was pretty formidable for a butt smash to the face.So I'm guessing that the butt stock setup was for cleaning gear.
I shot a goose with mine at over 800 yards. A flock was eating on a wheat field, just beyond the half mile fence. I cranked the site up to that distance and rested on the hood of a car. After a long slow squeeze I let the factory ball, military issue round fly. My buddies were in shock. Truth be known, I had picked one goose off by itself but not really sure it was the one I hit. Probably 200 of them in that flock. lolI remember having an old 303 yrs ago. Shot a deer on the run with that flip up site. Lol Not sure what ever happened to that rifle.