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    1895 Cowboy crescent butt plate

    I have searched this site, but can't find what I'm looking for. I have a .45-70 Cowboy model and am curious if anyone has replaced the standard butt plate with a crescent butt plate like the one Brownells sells listed here;

    ALLAN FOUNDRY MARLIN BUTT PLATE | Brownells



    If there is anyone who has done this to their rifle please let me know. I love the look of the crescent plates. Maybe they would be too much and knock the snot out of my shoulder. Can't imagine it would be much different than the stock butt plate.

    Also if you are pleased with the work they did, please point me in their direction. I will need to see photos of their work. I trust very few people with my guns.

    The plate will need polished and blued. I may want the rest of the rifle polished as well.

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    Look at Treebone Carving - Home
    They do bite! You will need to replace your stock and they sure are pretty.

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    That's great work by Treebone Carving. Some of the wood looks awesome.

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    It will look good and hurt bad.

    I have one on a Rossi '92 in 44 mag. Even with 44 mag it's painful. I had to make a padded boot just so I could shoot it. I don't even want to think of a crescent butt plate with a medium to heavy load 45-70.

    If you do it, I bet you'll end up putting padded boot on yours too. You'll have the crescent butt plate, but it'll be covered up...
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    I have a single shot .45 colt with a metal butt plate and it sucks with hot loads. There's no way I would ever do that with a 45-70.

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    If`ya jus' gotta have the retro look, get close-fitting one of THESE.


    You'll be money, looks... and lotsa functionality ahead.
    Last edited by mehavey; 08-28-2017 at 08:56 PM.

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    I have an Uberti with a crescent stock and I don't notice any difference wrt recoil compared to a conventional stock with straight butt plate.
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    Ha! I know the crescent stocks LOOK fantastic, but shooting it...have you shot yours much with the slight crescent butt stock on there now? The 1895 CB is the ONLY Marlin that has ever bruised me from shoulder to elbow if I didn't have it in my shoulder correctly when touching off some hunting rounds. For paper punching....okay, with soft loads....but you couldn't pay me to shoot it with that steel crescent!! Oh HELL no!
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    I have a 1926 Remington Mod 14 in 35 Rem with the original metal crescent butt plate. I grit my teeth and "tolerate" it--but full bore 35 Rem loads will definitely wake one up due to the butt plate and the rifle's light weight.
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    Went from a sawed off butt to a crescent. This is a 30-30 and I shot cast and reduced loads in it. Lot of fitting is involved. Not hard work just tedious.




    I believe I would not do the work for the 1895 if you are going to shoot full loads in it. It will hurt.
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