Cressent butt pad to lengthen LOP?

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Cressent butt pad to lengthen LOP?

Post by cedestech » Sun Feb 21, 2021 5:50 pm

Figure this is as good a place to ask as any...

My Stevens 44 LOP is entirely too short for me to shoot effectively offhand.

The crescent is really small, 4" tall. Anyone know of pre-made slip over pads that might fit? If I could get an inch out of it that would be fantastic.

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Re: Cressent butt pad to lengthen LOP?

Post by Brent » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:09 am

This is what I do. This is a Winchester 85 Special sporting, but I've done it on all kinds of rifles because length is everything and they are always too short.

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Re: Cressent butt pad to lengthen LOP?

Post by cedestech » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:54 am

Is that an old boot?!?!?!? :)


I'm going to have to rig up something like that. I shoot a lot of lever action silhouette and I know they make leather cuffs for lever guns but this 44's crescent is so small none are going to fit.

I'd rather buy but am not above home grown...

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Re: Cressent butt pad to lengthen LOP?

Post by Brent » Mon Feb 22, 2021 9:22 am

The "boot" is the lower end of a sling system that I buy from Cabelas or other places. Typically sold as a muzzleloader accessory.

The Leather filler I made by laminating layers of leather together with Barge cement (basically contact cement). The leather is glued and clamped over a piece of wood that has been cut to match the curve of the plate. You have to glue it curved rather than curving it after gluing.

Then I ground the edges down a bit with a belt sander.

For pads that are over 1/2" thick you will probably want to glue the pad to the lace up boot, but do that after you have used it a bit so everything stretches to fit a bit better.

You will lose some of the concavity of the crescent but that's okay. Your crescent is probably borderline legal anyway.

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Re: Cressent butt pad to lengthen LOP?

Post by cedestech » Mon Feb 22, 2021 1:23 pm

Thanks!

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Re: Cressent butt pad to lengthen LOP?

Post by TexasMac » Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:42 pm

Emmett,

Go to the ASSRA forum (https://www.assra.com/cgi-bin/yabb/YaBB.pl) and post the same request. I'll bet you'll get a bunch of suggestions. Beautiful rifle BTW. I meant to check it out at the match but forgot. I also shoot an original Stevens 44.

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Re: Cressent butt pad to lengthen LOP?

Post by cedestech » Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:58 am

Say Hi. I've been shooting silhouette for a long time but am new to BPCR so I'm don't know anyone in the group... :)

It is a pretty rifle, that is how I got suckered into buying it and spending so much I should have just bought a CPA and been done...

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Re: Cressent butt pad to lengthen LOP?

Post by TexasMac » Tue Feb 23, 2021 11:46 am

cedestech wroteCOLON
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:58 am
Say Hi. I've been shooting silhouette for a long time but am new to BPCR so I'm don't know anyone in the group... :)
It is a pretty rifle, that is how I got suckered into buying it and spending so much I should have just bought a CPA and been done...
:(
Emmett,

I'm Wayne McLerran, better known on many of the BPCR forums as TexasMac. I'm the tall, dark hair, muscular and extremely good looking guy that you met at the match. :roll: :lol: Both you and I are friends with Tim L. I also shoot in his monthly modified .22BPCR match at ARC although I missed the last one. Always glad to welcome another .22BPCR shooter. BTW, I've had very good success with my original Stevens 44, but I can appreciate your reference to CPA rifles. They make very nice rifles. I will see you at a future match. Take care.

Wayne
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