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Savage Butt Plate

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by ZigZagZeke, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I'm refurbishing an old Savage 187 .22 cal semi-auto that came without a butt plate. Cheapest one I can find is $20, which seems like a lot for a rifle that might be worth all of $100 fully restored. I was thinking about using a piece of aluminum diamond plate instead, since i have a lot of it laying around. I think it would look pretty cool. What do you guys think?
     
  2. netcarrier

    netcarrier Portland, Oregon Active Member

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    Hi ZigaZeke,
    Yes I would look ad fine something other a $20.00 Butt Plate too. Your call.
    Tony Portland,Oregon Area
     
  3. deadshot2

    deadshot2 NW Quadrant WA State Well-Known Member

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    Are you "restoring" it or just making it look better for shooting?

    Numrich has originals for $14.95 and it will ship via USPS. Call me weird but "diamond plate" belongs on trucks and jeeps. I kind of like original when it comes to firearms.
     
  4. mattg521

    mattg521 portland.,or Member

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    Definitely one of the best thread titles of all time.
     
  5. Tbucket

    Tbucket Olympia,Wash. Active Member

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    Lol Matt. Made me chuckle too.
     
  6. ZigZagZeke

    ZigZagZeke Eugene Silver Supporter Silver Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    I'm just making it shootable again. I did the diamond plate thing. Looks pretty cool actually. I can always replace it with something else if it suits me. I've got a couple of these that I've cleaned up now. Both of them started out looking like they had been in somebody's pickup bed for a few years. Anything would have been an improvement. Soon as I see which one shoots better I'll probably sell the other one.