Fitting a butt plate

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Pintail90
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Fitting a butt plate

Post by Pintail90 » Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:18 pm

Greetings, I am replacing a broken butt plate on a first model Model 8. I found a few after market replacements on line and ordered one. It is close to fitting the curvature of the butt though it needs to bend another 3/16 in the center.

I'm ready to either boil or use a heat gun and decided to tap into the knowledge base here first.

Thanks in advance for the advice.


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Re: Fitting a butt plate

Post by Phyrbird » Fri Feb 01, 2019 11:16 pm

Heating of some kind may do the trick. Be REAL careeful with the heat gun if used. A good idea is to eyeball the butt screw holes, the centering of vertical on stock,& L/R on the stock B4 any bend. You can get an unpleasant surprise if you don't check first. Experience is a hard teacher....
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Re: Fitting a butt plate

Post by Pintail90 » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:49 am

Thank you.........yep, I've found out a few times that experience can teach tough lessons!

I appreciate the advice, Dave

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