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Old March 30, 2012, 01:33 AM   #5
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Originally Posted by oldschool1911
I think the idea for the pin was borrowed from rifles that had wooden forends, but those were much lighter in weight and had a lot more friction against the barrel to help hold them when the gun recoiled.
Perhaps if the forend were bedded to fill in any gap, it would provide enough support to relieve some of the pressure off of the pin.
Is there any room for it to be lined with thin leather or some other material, even if it's a modern, conventional bedding material?
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