Really Odd Buttplate

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Really Odd Buttplate

Post by errickbraggs » Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:05 am

My dad gave me a Remington Model 8 that belonged to his friend Cecil. I've asked Cecil a couple times about the missing buttplate but he said the plate was gone before he got the gun. I've looked for this at gun shows (and online) for a couple years now with no luck. It is strange because the stock curves inward on both the top and the bottom. I've found pictures online of the correct buttplate; it appears to be metal (of some kind), with two screws, and a UMC stamp. Of course the good folk I've found at the gun shows say this is the most rare buttstock for the Model 8, some have never seen it before.

First off, is there a name for this type of plate? What do I ask people for?
Was this buttplate used on other guns? Could I be looking for other Remington models that would be easier to find one of these?
If you have one for sale (or know someone who does), please contact me.

Finally, thanks in advance for any help given. I appreciate it.
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Re: Really Odd Buttplate

Post by Phyrbird » Mon Feb 25, 2019 5:41 pm

Got one on rifle, not available. You are right I've seen 2 on auction, unrealistic prices. Wish we knew the origin of these, I know I saw pictures elsewhere :?: :?: :?:
I beleive a couple of our members have these, doubt any are spares.... :cry:

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Re: Really Odd Buttplate

Post by 81police » Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:16 am

John Henwood called these "semi-military" "rifle" style steel buttplates. They are quite rare indeed.

Henwood also notes, "the stock was apparently intended for a hard-rubber plate and was factory-modified to take this one, since the original screw holes were plugged and new ones drilled. All known examples were made in this manner" (p.48).
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