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Old May 27, 2009, 08:01 PM   #1
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I like butts

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?!?!
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Old May 27, 2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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would it decrease the value?
A permanent one? Usually yes, unless the rifle has already been modified, then it wouldn't matter much.

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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.
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Old May 27, 2009, 08:58 PM   #3
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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.

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Old May 28, 2009, 10:53 AM   #4
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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.
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Old May 28, 2009, 10:56 AM   #5
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Thanks dudes...
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Old May 28, 2009, 11:01 AM   #6
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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/articles...appy/index.asp
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Old May 28, 2009, 11:04 AM   #7
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Do Turk Mausers even have collector value!?


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





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