Can anybody familiar with the #1 field carriage explain why there is on offest of 1" between the bottom of the tail stock, and the bottom of the cheeks? The book shows the bottom of the cheeks, at the back, to be 1 inch higher than the bottom of the tail stock.

Is this a preponderance thing?

If the bottom of the cheeks and tail stock were "in-line" with each other would that have any adverse affect on the function of the carriage and barrel as 1 unit?

Thoughts?


P. Coleman