Avatar

Please consider registering
guest

Register | Lost password?
Advanced Search

— Forum Scope —






— Match —





— Forum Options —





Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters




sp_Feed Topic RSS sp_Print sp_TopicIcon
Winchester 1895 deluxe restoration questions
November 5, 2019
10:03 pm
Avatar
WACA Guest
Forum Posts: 2
Member Since:
November 5, 2019
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Hello, everyone:

I recently purchased a very nice m1895  deluxe made in about 1906-1907 with shotgun style buttstock. Unfortunately, the buttplate is missing.

The stock is inletted for a rubber buttplate with a spur. 

I would like to get a proper buttplate for the gun.

What are my chances of finding a nice original?

In the absence of an original buttplate, can someone recommend a source for a high quality reproduction?

thank you!

November 6, 2019
12:51 am
Avatar
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 1112
Member Since:
November 1, 2013
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Veloce1962@yahoo.com said
In the absence of an original buttplate, can someone recommend a source for a high quality reproduction?
  

In the unlikely event you found a nice original, it's not likely it would fit exactly right, because they were originally fitted by sanding the plate & stock together; and of course the spur complicates fitting.

If this is the same company I bought a repro grip cap from several years ago, their quality was outstanding: 

https://www.vintagegungrips.com/product-category/categories-prod/vintage-butt-plates-and-grip-caps/?ap=w

November 6, 2019
5:58 pm
Avatar
WACA Member
Forum Posts: 995
Member Since:
March 31, 2009
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

clarence said

Veloce1962@yahoo.com said
In the absence of an original buttplate, can someone recommend a source for a high quality reproduction?
  

In the unlikely event you found a nice original, it's not likely it would fit exactly right, because they were originally fitted by sanding the plate & stock together; and of course the spur complicates fitting.

If this is the same company I bought a repro grip cap from several years ago, their quality was outstanding: 

https://www.vintagegungrips.com/product-category/categories-prod/vintage-butt-plates-and-grip-caps/?ap=w  

The picture of the buttplate for the 1887 shotgun is like the one on my 95.  You need one that looks like this but with the dimensions to fit your wood.  If it is just slightly larger the excess can be sanded then polished.  No way to fix a smaller one.

November 9, 2019
8:53 pm
Avatar
WACA Guest
Forum Posts: 2
Member Since:
November 5, 2019
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline

Thank you for your help, everyone!

Forum Timezone: UTC 0

Most Users Ever Online: 628

Currently Online:
43 Guest(s)

Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)


Forum Stats:

Groups: 1

Forums: 16

Topics: 6609

Posts: 53203


Member Stats:

Guest Posters: 887

Members: 8727

Moderators: 4

Admins: 3


Top Posters:

1873man: 3982

twobit: 2466

TXGunNut: 2154

Maverick: 1455

Big Larry: 1373

JWA: 1237

Wincacher: 1180

clarence: 1112

Brad Dunbar: 1068

Chuck: 995

Navigation