I am looking at purchasing an Enfield SMLE MK III* as I like the gun types and am hopping to use it to jumpstart my collet. However this Enfield that I am looking at the stock is different then the typical Enfield as it does not engulf the entire thing and I am wondering why? Is this a slight sportarization of it? Is it a poor restoration? Or is it just one of the many variants? I value shooting ability more then anything but I would like this to be historically correct. The Rifle itself is dated 1917 and it is from an Auction company that is very trusted. Below is a picture (Ignore the white spots, just the stand)
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Thank you for any and all help!