Discussion in 'Firearms Research' started by tws3b2, May 16, 2020.
oh, this was on a 1949 Winchester 62a, so it was an old butt plate.
On a finished stock , place some masking tape on the finished wood. Install pad. Sand pad down using a sanding disc. Medium grit. Switch to a fine grit to finish.
I used a 3/8 drill with a rubber backer that held the sand paper. Clamped the drill down, outside. Fine rubber is dirty. Go slow.
Follow the contour of the wood. Go slow without cutting into the masking tape.
In factorys of old- sand pad down while sanding the stock before the finish is applied. A guess.
Todays factory- my guess is, with CNC machines, the pads are made to the correct fit before comming in contact with the finished stock.
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