January 31, 2008
I recently purchased a Winchester 1894 38-55 with special wood and it looks pretty good for its age except for the damaged buttplate. Trying to replace an authentic butplatte like this is nearly impossible and repros are out of the question for me. So I sent it off to Mr. Don Furr who has repaired quite a few Colt single action rubber grips as well as some Winchester buttplates. He does fantastic work and turn around is about a week….the cost is usually $50.00.
I neglected to tell him that I had a rifle and not a shotgun buttplate so when I received the beautifully repaired buttplate it was to long. I had to file down the bottom of the already repair area so Don could see exactly where the bottom edge of the rifle meets the stock. It was repair perfectly the first time but having to alter it the second time around made it a little less pretty. (My fault completely) So I have attached a few pictures as I would think a few of the forum members might like to use his services perhaps now or sometime in the future. Angel
Sorry the pictures are a bit off! I tried to fix it but it just wouldn’t take….
November 1, 2013
He does fantastic work and turn around is about a week….the cost is usually $50.00.
Fantastic, I agree, & if you’d said a month turnaround, that would be very fast for any kind of gunsmithing work. Attractive as these hard rubber plates are, like the famous Parker dog-head plate, it’s just not the best material for a BP.
March 31, 2009
Thanks for the tip, I’ll keep his contact information. T/R
TR, I have know Don Furr for quite a few years. He used to live near me but now lives in the East, maybe Alabama. His father invented a product that replicates the hard rubber or gutta percha, I can’t remember which. Believe me he can do wonderful work on repairs or reproductions.