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iamdug
May 27, 2009, 08:01 PM
I need some input. Bought a Turk Mauser from '35 and it has no butt pad, just wood. First of all, should I put one on there or would it decrease the value? Or should I just get one of those vest thingies? OR should I just suck it up and let the beast kick the @!#$ outta me?!?!:D

B. Lahey
May 27, 2009, 08:19 PM
would it decrease the value?

A permanent one? Usually yes, unless the rifle has already been modified, then it wouldn't matter much.

should I just get one of those vest thingies? OR should I just suck it up and let the beast kick the @!#$ outta me?!?!

Yep, one of these two options would be good, but I like the last one.

It helps conserve ammo.:D

James K
May 27, 2009, 08:58 PM
Military rifles don't usually have butt pads, only metal butt plates. If yours is plain wood, the buttplate has probably been removed. Installing a butt pad may work OK or may look like heck depending on what the stock looks like.

I would be inclined to install something, since otherwise any blow to the stock could chip or split the wood.

Jim

Housezealot
May 28, 2009, 10:53 AM
I have seen buttpads that slide over the back of the stock and are just held by friction. that might be right for you. I'll try to fine you a link.

iamdug
May 28, 2009, 10:56 AM
Thanks dudes...:D

Housezealot
May 28, 2009, 11:01 AM
I am not sure what size you need but here you go, I wouldn't leave it on during storage though
http://www.cabelas.com/prod-1/0047306228724a.shtml
http://www.surplusrifle.com/articles2008/slaphappy/index.asp

Rampant_Colt
May 28, 2009, 11:04 AM
Do Turk Mausers even have collector value!? ;)


I use a Pachmayr slip-on recoil pad for my '37 Turk:


http://i40.tinypic.com/2ni5nnt.jpg


Cabela's offers some really nice leather slip-on rc pads for around $80