Many German-Americans use and highly recommend a palm rest, attached to the rifle to aid in holding. Such an appliance may be proper for target shooting, but cannot become popular in the field. The "Universal" palm rest, shown in the drawing, fits all guns and is adjustable to any position. It is quickly attached (or detached) to the trigger guard or lever without using any tool. Its position on the lever or guard enables the marksman to hold perfectly firm and rigid and at the same time to obtain a body rest, free and natural breathing, relaxation of the muscles and increased accuracy which naturally follows.
The Pope palm rest is made so as to be unscrewed for carrying without changing the adjustment. It swings away from the lever for loading, and from recoil (can be put on the reverse way, if desired). The shank is adjustable for length by the telescoping tube and taper nut, and for position to or from the body, by changing the position of the check nuts on the shank, so as to allow the shank to come against the stop at different angles, thus affecting the distance. Many off-hand shooters prefer a hip rest and thus be less obliged to sacrifice position or use a light rifle. The author has used, with some satisfaction, a hip rest constructed in sections and attachable to a palm rest base. One section is so constructed as to admit of several inches adjustment.
Farrow, Edward S. American Small Arms; a Veritable Encyclopedia of Knowledge for Sportsmen and Military Men. New York: Bradford, 1904. Print.
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