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    Replaced butt pad on 336a

    I bought a 1948 336a 30-30 and it had a old hard rubber reddish orange redhead recoil pad... pretty much a ugly hunk of useless rubber... I decided to replace it with a after market Marlin butt plate... I still have a little finish sanding but I think it’s turning out pretty good




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    Nice! I just ordered one from Numrich or Midway, expect it to be delivered soon - the spacer in mine has shrunk so much you can fit a happy meal in the space where the edges used to be!
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    Looks good!

    I need to do the same with my two 1949 336 Marlins.

    Thanks for the pictures!

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    The best way to do this is with a jig. Using a jig keeps the same angles on the top and bottom of the stock and continues them on to the pad (especially the bottom angle which is too easy to get flat looking and not continuous with the stock). If you don't have a jig, then cut a piece of wood with those angles but upside down. Opposite the angled side should be a flat side so you can rest it on your belt sander table. Screw the pad to it and grind to a scribe line. This also has the benefit of not screwing up your stock. Once the pad and spacer are cut to size, you can put the spacer back on to the jig or block of wood and polish the edge on a buffing wheel to bring back the shine.

    Or have a competent gunsmith do it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 4mynra View Post
    The best way to do this is with a jig.
    Absolutely, but the jig does need a belt sander to do the best job.

    I have a pretty complete shop in my basement, and one of the most useful items I've ever owned is a belt sander. Get both

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    The jig is expensive? Where I can find one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster95 View Post
    The jig is expensive? Where I can find one?
    Trace your but plate on a decent piece of hardwood, cut it out carefully and make sure it's exactly the dimensions of the butt plate. Now use that as a guide to trim up the new spacer.

    That's one way to do it anyway.
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    If it matters to you, note that the white spacer didn't appear until somewhere in 1950ish.

    My original 1950 does not have one.

    Others may have different observations.

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    Looking good.





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