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04-14-2012, 03:46 PM #1
Steel or brass buttplate for 870 Remington
I was hoping one of you folks would where I could find/purchase a steel buttplate for my 870.
The stock was too long with the rubber pad, I removed it and now all I have is naked wood.
I have also misplaced the pad as well, read that as lost along with the mounting screws.
Any help is appreciated.
04-14-2012, 10:09 PM #2Senior Member
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- Dec 1969
Option One is to have the stock cut off and a new pad installed.
This would likely be the best, since you can buy one of the new super-recoil pads that Remington is using now.
Any gunsmith can easily cut down the stock however much you need and install a new pad.
Option two is a possibility. Remington used to use checkered aluminum butt plates on the 742 rifles. Possibly one of these would fit, but no guarantees.
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Option three is to buy a 1/4 inch thick brass plate and make a plate. You'd cut the rough plate out with a hacksaw, drill and counter sink the holes, then file to the final fit.
Option 4 is to buy a "youth" stock with pad. These are shorter, and are often used by combat shooters since the factory stock is too long for this type of shooting.
04-16-2012, 01:53 AM #3Senior Member
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- Oct 2008
- Oceanside, California
Alternative to the above suggested butt cutting and pad replacement which seems the best solution, why not just install a thin aftermarket pad or universal type of butt plate? Such should easily fit your flat stock surface (as is probably configured for the prior pad) and should also be of a type to facilitate trimming to desired circumference dimension with relative ease. I assume someone like Brownells (www.brownells.com) should offer such. Many model-specific metal butt plates feature such as borders and/or sightly complex curvatures.
There is a great fundamental truth in the axiom: The simplest solution is usually best.
04-16-2012, 10:36 AM #4
find a factory plastic buttplate from a 870 off Fleabayif it aint broke, fix it till it finally is.