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Wu Ting
How would you interpret ‘cheek-fitted’ in the context? Does it mean when you use that kind of sniper rifle, you put the stock against your cheek? Thanks. It’s from A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway. the context My Austrian sniper's rifle with its blued octagon barrel and the lovely dark walnut, cheek-fitted, schutzen stock, hung over the two beds. The telescope that fitted it was, I remembered, locked in the trunk.
Jan 3, 2016 12:46 PM
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I believe in this case the stock of the gun has a spot made for the cheek, slightly beveled to make it more comfortable when shooting in the prone position. Hope this helps, Jack Lindsay
January 3, 2016
Wu Ting
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