Matching serial numbers on stock vs. receiver?

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Re: Matching serial numbers on stock vs. receiver?

Post by Marlinman » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:51 pm

Regnier,

On your shotguns, you only collect the ones with original stocks/butt plates, right? If a recoil pad has been put on you avoid those, correct?

Just curious.

Mark
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Re: Matching serial numbers on stock vs. receiver?

Post by Marlinman » Sun Aug 07, 2016 2:52 pm

Also, if you know of any good C grade shotguns (ones you already have in your *beep*), let me know, k?

Thanks.

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Re: Matching serial numbers on stock vs. receiver?

Post by Regnier (gunrunner) » Sun Aug 07, 2016 8:35 pm

Mark;

There are enough good shotguns out there so as not to have to buy stocks that have been changed for a different pad. But, be aware that Marlin did offer pads from the factory. You do not see them often, but they are out there. The most common pad from the factory was the Silver's pad. You can see some in the shotgun section of the Brophy book (page 381 shows one on the D grade Model 28 Trap gun)
Sometimes, you might find a great gun with a pad, and it might be a great deal, I would not let that stop me from buying it as there are reproduction Silver's pads available and would look okay, usually on the higher grades. Since there are no records, no one would be able to say one way or the other if it is original or not.
Other than a repaired butt plate or two, my guns have original stocks and hard rubber butt plates.
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