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 Post subject: Installing a butt plate spacer?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 1:13 pm 
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I want to install a flat 1/4" spacer on my 1187. From what I'm seeing spacers seem pretty generic and after they're measured or outlined will need to be sanded or ground to fit and the edges polished.

What's the degree of difficulty? Can a decent job be done by an amateur or does it have to be taken to a gunsmith or stock expert? I've got a fair home workshop and access to a better one.

If someone's got the time to explain how to do this right and recommend the best spacer for the job I'd appreciate it. Thanks.




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 Post subject: Re: Installing a butt plate spacer?
PostPosted: Sat Jul 31, 2010 6:32 pm 
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Email your address to my website and I will send you a 1/4" piece of spacer material FOC. You can then call me and I will walk you through it. It's actually very easy and just about anyone with some simple tools/equipment could do this.

http://tronspace.com/default.aspx


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 Post subject: Re: Installing a butt plate spacer?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 01, 2010 11:11 am 
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Thanks for your very generous offer. PM sent.


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 Post subject: Re: Installing a butt plate spacer?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:37 am 
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Dove Hunter wrote
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I want to install a flat 1/4" spacer on my 1187. From what I'm seeing spacers seem pretty generic and after they're measured or outlined will need to be sanded or ground to fit and the edges polished.

What's the degree of difficulty? Can a decent job be done by an amateur or does it have to be taken to a gunsmith or stock expert? I've got a fair home workshop and access to a better one.

If someone's got the time to explain how to do this right and recommend the best spacer for the job I'd appreciate it. Thanks.


I have added spacers to my personnal firearms WITH OUT CHANGING THE PAD, this ends up mostly at the toe leaving a step, where the pad was fit to the wood, the spacer has to be cut in a straight profile to match the pad with out having gaps or odd angles or points.

So to me install a new pad with the spacer, it will look better in the long run.

If you are working only the spacer, put the spacer between the stock and pad tighten everything up tight and trace/scribe the outline of the stock onto the spacer.

Then using belt sander with a table carefully cut the spacer to fit. ONCE CLOSE, Frequent checking of the spacer to the stock will help with the final fit.

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 Post subject: Re: Installing a butt plate spacer?
PostPosted: Mon Aug 09, 2010 9:38 am 
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Thanks Joseph/Tron Gunworks for the info and the spacer material. It worked out like you said.

Thanks Al.

Both of you said it would look better/cleaner doing a new recoil pad with the spacer. You're right but this'll do for now.


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 Post subject: Re: Installing a butt plate spacer?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 10, 2010 6:23 pm 
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Very nice offer!

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 Post subject: Re: Installing a butt plate spacer?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 5:12 pm 
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All of the above and a little Armorall or eq just to make the black a little blacker




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