Re: Do you have an Enfield etc, to avoid excess. wear?
I never heard of cracking the stock of a No.5 from shooting it. It's a short light rifle and so the shooter will feel the whipp and kick a little more, but the stock is as robust as any. The only time you might have a stock issue with the No. 5, No. 4, or any of the Lee Enfield line is if the stock bolt is not tight enough.