small of the stock

small of the stock

[′smȯl əvthə ′stäk]
(ordnance)
The part of the stock of a small-arms weapon ordinarily gripped by the right hand, and located immediately behind the receiver and trigger assembly.
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So now I took careful aim between its eyes; my right fingers closed firmly and evenly upon the small of the stock, drawing back my trigger-finger by the muscular action of the hand.

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