Swivel buttstock to access storage in stock of hunting rifle?


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MatthewVanitas
November 5, 2006, 11:48 AM
I'm probably getting too hung up on this subject, but it's kind of a fun one.

I'm assembling a small emergency kit to put in the buttstock of my Marlin 336RC 30-30. Thinking small knife, fishline, hooks, Sunto button compass, maybe a small whistle. Nothing more than a couple ounces.

Another THR member said that his father had a buttstock for his hunting rifle, in which one screw was standard, and the other screw replaced by some sort of push button.

In event of emergency, a twig could be used to push in the button, and the buttplate would swivel away to reveal the small hole drilled in the stock, w/ extra ammo and emergency gear.

Leaving aside, momentarily, the issue of whether such a kit if totally redundant: anyone know where I can find such a buttplate?

-Matthew

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Fred Fuller
November 5, 2006, 08:40 PM
http://www.cylindersmith.com/savage24/gallery/24concase.jpg

See if you can find a buttplate from a Savage Model 24C Camper's Companion as a guide. The aluminum cover slides out, pivoted on the top buttplate screw, to uncover compartments in the buttstock that hold spare ammo. Something similar could be done on other guns if you really wanted.

lpl/nc

MatthewVanitas
November 5, 2006, 10:06 PM
Ah... I could conceivably cut out a relief in one side of my Marlin buttstock spacer (to allow it to swivel past one screw, then relieve it on one side to make a little tab to grip, and then drill a hole in the buttplate itself.

The whole in the buttplate would be covered by the white spacer until it's swung out of the way, which would then expose the hole drilled into the stock.

It's all very clear in my mind, but harder to say w/ words.

If there's a nice pre-made one, that'd be easier, but this doesn't sound too bad.

-MV

Terrill
November 6, 2006, 11:29 AM
http://www.wilddog-usa.com/graphics/F.jpg
Here is the buttstock of my 336. Interchangable boxes but it is only a prototype at the moment.

roscoe
November 6, 2006, 01:15 PM
MatthewVanitas, I had the exact same thought. I am sort of fixated on the idea of storing cartridges, etc. in the buttstock. I have actually been intending to buy an 1894 stock from Cabelas to experiment on. There are also cartridge traps that fit along the bottom and have a slide, but the buttplate seems more natural to me since it would be invisible. I was thinking of drilling holes, then using springs to keep the rounds from rattling.

Time to fire up the router!!

MatthewVanitas
November 6, 2006, 01:59 PM
Drilling a hole in the buttplate, and then allowing the buttplate spacer to swivel seems the easiest idea.

A little tricky but very cool: the Marlin buttplate is almost exactly the same size as the trapdoor buttplate to an M16...

-MV

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