Colt Butt Stocks
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Posted 23 July 2003 - 10:41 PM
Here is something for you Colt owners to look at and perhaps comment about.
I was making a butt stock a couple weeks ago and the customer sent me his original colt butt stock to copy (much better than tracings and a few pictures). Anyway, I noticed it wasn't straight.
The pictures a little grainy, but as you can see in the lower left picture, the slide attachment bolts don't line up straight with the butt plate (nor does the slide). I made the new stock to look the same and I didn't give it too much thought that if it was not accidentally made straight, then it should have been made with the bend the other way. When I make a shotgun stock, I like to give it a little cast off at the toe also. Fits your shoulder pocket just a little better
The way it was made gives the stock a little Cast on. A normal right handed shooter will have a better stock fit with a little cast off.
I went and looked at pictures I took of another colt stock I had and it was also the same, bent to the same side and what appears to be the same amount.
I'd appreciate a couple comments if any of you have an original colt stock, look and see how it lines up.
If the gun is held pointing straight away from you in a normal upright firing position, I refer to cost off meaning the butt stock was bent to the right at the heel of the butt plate.
Posted 23 July 2003 - 11:02 PM
Holly bat guano! Yes, my Colt 28N stock, faced slide down viewing from buttplate, is somewhat narrower at the first bolt giving it an almost imperceptable slight right curve. Perhaps an exaggerated curve might be the result of warpage.