recoil pads

Discussion in 'Marlin' started by Drop-Shot, Jul 2, 2004.

  1. Drop-Shot

    Drop-Shot Super Member

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    Hey guys,how hard is it to install a grind to fit limbsaver recoil pad?There are no pre fit pads of any brand out thereso I need to install a recoil pad that will have to be sanded to my stock.Any suggestions?It's a 1895 Marlin cowboy in 45/70.Drop-Shot
     
  2. Jeff23

    Jeff23 Well-Known Member

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    Hey Dropshot--

    I think that what most people would do is to make a template by tracing the outline of your buttstock on paper, then rough sanding to fit that. If I remember correctly, there was a pretty complete discussion of this over on Shotgun World, so go there and try a search or two. :lol: Another way is to draw right on the unsanded pad held against the butt. I'm told it's actually not that hard to do, can't say I've tried it myself. :shock:
     

  3. Drop-Shot

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    Thanks jeff23 but I sent the rear stock to gundoc on the gunsmithing section.With shipping it's only going to cost about68.00.The pad I was looking at was 44.00 so I figured I would send it to gundoc,Great West Gunsmithing,Thanks though.My brother-in-law showed me one he did and it looked ameteur.This stock is so beautiful,I did not want to ruin it.Drop-Shot
     
  4. Rogmatt

    Rogmatt Well-Known Member

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    I have seen a prefit pads for Marlins.
     
  5. Drop-Shot

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    hey goggmat if any body made a prefit pad we would not be having this conversation.I got off the phone with Marcie Rhoton of limdsavor and she said she had a prefit for a guide gun,444,and some other marlin but not for the 1895cowbow action.She sent me several templates and none fit,I called pachmayer and they said the same thing.They sent the only one that was close but no cigar.Kickeze offered several templates and none fit the cowboy action.Several gunsmithes said cowboy action stocks were a bear to fit and several get ruined every year.When I went to montana my brother-in-law showed me one he did and he ruined the stock.He was happy but I would have thrown the shotgunstock away.Gundoc gave me a price of 60 dollars to put a new decelarator on with no mistskes and I sent it,I should be getting it back by the end of next week.Drop-Shot
     
  6. Drop-Shot

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    But on a gun not as nice as this marlin I will try it myselfe and let every one know if I am a success or failure.Drop-Shot
     
  7. Mac11700

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    If you ever find your self in this situation again...you might try what I did...I purchased a small Galco slip-on leather recoil pad and put a small piece of dence foam inside the curved section...worked like a champ and looked great too....it has the sorbathane type insert in it and really tamed the recoil...even on some hot 405 Cast Performance loads...I removed it when regretably sold the gun ...but still kept the pad.

    Mac
     
  8. Rogmatt

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    Who the hell is goggmat Take your Midol and no need to speak to me like that again please. :D I'm looking at a Midsouth magazine that shows pre-fit pachmayer recoil pads for all or most Marlins. Including marlin 1895, Your welcome & I forgive you.
     
  9. gwp4ever

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    Re: re: recoil pads


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