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PostSubject: Fitting the buttplate   Sat 22 Mar - 8:05

This is my first concave buttplate, even though the stock was already cut for a plate I had to heat and bend this plate to get it close to the stock contour. Then using inletting black I sloooowly and tediously removed small bits of wood.  It still has about 1/8" until the center matches the stock.   


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PostSubject: Re: Fitting the buttplate   Sat 22 Mar - 8:30

Looks good so far , love the steel furniture more than brass.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting the buttplate   Sat 22 Mar - 8:37

Steel is the real deal, brass is just too shiny

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting the buttplate   Sat 22 Mar - 9:52

Yeah it sometimes make a gun look cheap when it shiny brass.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting the buttplate   Sat 22 Mar - 11:52

I agree, but I have seen $6000 price tags on brass trimmed long guns.

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting the buttplate   Sat 22 Mar - 12:01

Before I use brass on a custom gun i'll rather opt for cast pewter for the parts that don't take a beating.
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting the buttplate   Sat 22 Mar - 12:11

Pewter will give you lead poisoning doncha know.   Doh    lol!

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting the buttplate   Sat 22 Mar - 13:31

Yeah but the pills that come out the barrel will do it faster.....so i'll take me chances !  Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Fitting the buttplate   Sat 22 Mar - 14:25

Why gun is that, because i'm about to move this thread?

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PostSubject: Re: Fitting the buttplate   Sat 22 Mar - 15:55

That is an 1884 springfield trapdoor .45-70 being nestled in a Hawken style stock.  It is black powder but not a muzzleloader

And, modern pewter has very little or no lead in it depending on where you get it.

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