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January 31, 2023 - 9:25 pm
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I just got a 1895 carbine that had the butt plate cut off and a recoil pad added {horrors]  The stock has a notch which looks like it had a cresent plate, but I was told that the carbines had a different butt plate  I am looking to change the woo but would like to use the proper butt plate. Can anyone help with this?

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I supposed there might be a ’95 carbine with a crescent butt out there – but I’ve never seen one.  The ’95 carbine most commonly came with the Winchester carbine butt.  Here’s one that Leroy Merz has and he shows the buttplate from a couple angles.

https://www.merzantiques.com/product/w3131-winchester-1895-src-in-30-40-krag-m/

Also fairly common is a shotgun butt.  Most commonly steel.  Here is a ’95 carbine I have that has the steel shotgun butt:

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I just got a 1895 carbine that had the butt plate cut off and a recoil pad added {horrors]  The stock has a notch which looks like it had a cresent plate, but I was told that the carbines had a different butt plate  I am looking to change the woo but would like to use the proper butt plate. Can anyone help with this?

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Can you post a picture of it?

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Thanks here is the picture of the botch

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I don’t see a picture?

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Second try

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Its hard to say what type of buttstock that was before it was cut. But I’d lean towards it being a rifle crescent buttstock.

But suppose it could have also been a carbine stock that was cut in like manner. Either way hard to say if the current “Cut Stock” is the original buttstock to the gun when it left the factory. 

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I assume this carbine was manufactured outside the letterable range?

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I thought crescent at first but can’t find any information indicating how it left the factory.  the factory Cody just says it left as a carbine? To compound this story I have two of these rifles that where cut to install the recoil pads, both have rounded stocks and the same graven piece installed. My friend had both and gave me one as I promised to try and return them to their original confirmation. So now I missing the upper hand guard on both and have the butt plate delema. there is a 94 butt plate on Ebay that looks like the correct one but it says it is a 94. Maybe they were the same? Yikes  serial # 54868 and # 96167

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Mark Mahoney said
I thought crescent at first but can’t find any information indicating how it left the factory.  the factory Cody just says it left as a carbine? To compound this story I have two of these rifles that where cut to install the recoil pads, both have rounded stocks and the same graven piece installed. My friend had both and gave me one as I promised to try and return them to their original confirmation. So now I missing the upper hand guard on both and have the butt plate delema. there is a 94 butt plate on Ebay that looks like the correct one but it says it is a 94. Maybe they were the same? Yikes  serial # 54868 and # 96167

Thanks for your help

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If the serial number is found within the factory ledgers, and it stays it left the factory as a carbine (with no notation of any different buttplate), I would be confident it left with a standard carbine butt.  I believe someone swapped stocks on it at a later date.  A strong possibility is perhaps the carbine stock on it had been quite nice, and someone cannibalized it to put it on a different gun.  

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Thanks

Now to find two butt plates. Holmstead has the stocks

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I see more 95 carbines with the stocks cut or changed. Those buttplates are going to be hard to find 

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