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olmontanaboy
November 12, 2010, 07:58 PM
I notice the front barrel band swivel on my repro Enfield is offset, anyone know the reason for this?
http://i43.photobucket.com/albums/e367/filekeeper/Enfieldswivel.jpg

Hawg Haggen
November 13, 2010, 05:57 AM
It's a stacking swivel but isn't proper for the third model which is what most war guns were. Is proper for fourth model which saw limited service late in war.

henryfrapp
November 14, 2010, 01:38 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't the stacking swivel have a cut in it to interlock the rifles?

junkman_01
November 14, 2010, 06:38 AM
Muskets were stacked from the ramrods. All Springfield muskets do not have a third swivel.

Hawg Haggen
November 14, 2010, 07:45 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't the stacking swivel have a cut in it to interlock the rifles?

Later ones do. I don't really know when that was started but its the only reason I know of for an offset swivel.

All Springfield muskets do not have a third swivel.

Neither do Enfields