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 Post subject: Lefever Nitro special 16 ga.
PostPosted: Fri Dec 27, 2019 5:29 pm 
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Any reason I shouldn't remove the pistol grip & slim down the forearm on my 16 ga nitro special for weight reduction ?




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 Post subject: Re: Lefever Nitro special 16 ga.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 8:50 am 
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I don't think you'll be able to remove enough wood to see any appreciable weight reduction.


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 Post subject: Re: Lefever Nitro special 16 ga.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:12 am 
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No reason but how much weight do you want to remove? My 12 gauge Nitro Special feels like a 6 pound gun. I’m surprised anyone would want to lighten one further.


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 Post subject: Re: Lefever Nitro special 16 ga.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 3:57 pm 
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I like a straight stock and guess a couple of ounces is something I don't have to swing / carry.


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 Post subject: Re: Lefever Nitro special 16 ga.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 9:28 pm 
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Nasty-G wrote:
I like a straight stock and guess a couple of ounces is something I don't have to swing / carry.

If you just want a straight stock, then have at it. It's your gun.

I still think the weight loss will be negligible, and unnoticeable when carrying.


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 Post subject: Re: Lefever Nitro special 16 ga.
PostPosted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 11:51 pm 
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I happen to have a Nitro Special butt stock off the gun . I just weighed it .11.80 oz. That's just the wood .
I don't think you will get rid of more than an oz. and you will weaken the wrist . It's not new wood, un-altered ones split especially if there is any oil soaked into the wood from the action .




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