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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Diesel Smoke, Mar 22, 2009.

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  1. Diesel Smoke

    Diesel Smoke Member

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    later on today I'll be taking my Beretta 3901 over to the shop with me while I work on a few things, but here's my question, I was wondering if there are things I can do to this gun cheaply to make it more suitable for trap, remember, I'll be in the shop today so I have access to about any kind of machinery I need.

    Smokey
     
  2. hmb

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    With an auto loader I like to add about 1 lb of weight to the gun. I make 2 8 oz weights shaped like a cylinder. I put one in the magazine tube in front of the spring and one in the butt stock. HMB
     
  3. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    In trap, nothing beats a comb that brings your sight picture to a figure 8 pattern. I built a comb up on my first field 870 back in "ought 3". It did help a lot.
     
  4. Diesel Smoke

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    I've been shooting trap since I was nine (11 years) I started with an 1100 but it was already built up, I usually shoot a 682 gold E that's got a custom stock and other good stuff, can't shoot it right now due to reasons I'd rather not talk about. I was more wondering if anyone had any cheap tricks to raise a stock, is synthetic so I'm not worried about messing any pretty wood up or anything, or making a shell catcher

    Smokey
     
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    Contact "TRON" here on this site....
     
  6. Tom Strunk

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    I know the 390's and 391's come with shim kits to adjust the point of impact. I'm not sure if the 3901's do, arn't they an economy version of the 390's ?? If so they might not have all the adjustment shims that a 390 or 391 has. If that is the case I would call someone like Cole's on the East coast or Bolsa Gunsmithing on the West coast to see if they can sell you the shim kit.

    Tom Strunk
     
  7. Diesel Smoke

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    Well I took it to the shop with me and here's what I've accomplished so far:
    1. placed a middle bead using a piece of shot
    2. used moleskin to raise comb
    3. turned shim upside down to raise POI more
    4. again used mole skin to make a palm swell

    would it be possible to use bondo to make a more custom comb?
     
  8. Diesel Smoke

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    I was also wondering if anyone has made a homemade shell catcher/deflector

    Smokey
     
  9. Tron

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    Yes, it uses the same shim system as the 390/391. The only difference between the 3901 and 390 is that the 3901 does not have the magazine cut off and uses a composite (plastic) trigger housing similar to the 391. All parts interchange between the 3901 and 390.
     
  10. phirel

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    Smokey - Tape some sheets of paper to the shop wall and test your POI.

    Pat Ireland
     
  11. Dr.Longshot

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    If you have a field stock, sand the finish to bare wood, install 2 small wood screws in the top of the stock and buy some BONDO body plastic w/hardner from Auto Zone or Advanced Auto and build a Monte Carlo stock and file with an plastic file from Autozone or Advanced Auto to roegh it in then finish sand with an Black and Decker vibrating sander, keep checking the sight picture to obtain the one you want this may take a few hours but it is well worth it.


    I have done several of these as most guns Monte Carlo stocks are too low for me.



    Gary Bryant
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  12. Diesel Smoke

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    Yes Pat I've made sure to do that with my laser bore sighter, with the moleskin alone it was still almost completely flat, after turning the shim over it's right about the same as my 682.

    Smokey
     
  13. Chango2

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    I'd worry about getting smacked in the cheekbone by a stock that has drop (comb has backwards slope towards the butt) as much as anything. Maybe try and source a used trapstock for the gun??? Or for sure, have the built up comb parallel to the bore axis and even better, sloping forwards slightly towards the receiver of the gun. I've been there and done that with a sporting clays gun that punched me big time in trap doubles. I was young and dumber then.
     
  14. Dr.Longshot

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    Pat do you wnt him to fire it in the shop for the POI? I do mine outdoors on a pattern board.


    Gary Bryant
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