Trigger play on a 1943 No.4 Mk. 1 .303 British Enfield
Just a quick question. I am cleaning up a decent example of the title gun, and I have noticed that the trigger seems to have about 1/3" of play in it before it connects with the lever which actually releases the bolt for firing. Please forgive my failure with regard to the use of the technical term for that particular component; the fact of the matter is that I don't have my reference book handy and to go and get it would mean waking my wife, and let's not touch on THAT topic.
Is this amount of play normal for this gun, or am I missing something? It seems to work just fine otherwise. Then again, it seems as though a small spring between the back of the trigger and the wood of the stock would solve the problem, but I cannot see where the gun begins to allow for such a thing...