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Question about a cheek piece on a stock?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by senior smoke, Oct 23, 2011.

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Hello:
    A friend of mine purchased a trap stock with a cheek piece. He wants to know are cheek pieces usually glued or cemented on a stock seperately, or are cheek pieces built as one of the original stock from the block of wood? I have no idea as I never a had a cheek piece stock. Anyone know, also what is the best way to remove it from the stock?
    Steve Balistreri
     
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    I have a 22 target rifle that had a separate cheek piece installed. It was glued and screwed onto the stock. I did take it off to make the gun fit me better and it didn't look too bad when I was done, but not original. If it is a Monte Carlo stock, then it was probably turned out of a single piece of wood. These are usually desirable to someone, and have good resale value. What kind of gun is it? Might be easier to replace the stock with a field stock, if that is what he wants, or a different trap stock, and sell the cheek piece trap stock. Pictures would help. Mark
     
  3. johnpe

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    While, in my opinion, cheek pieces on shotguns don't look good, they function very well. I have three. One is on a 106 year old drilling and the other two are on trap guns. They totally eliminate "cheek bite" from recoil since they spread the recoil over many more square inches of face area. All three are a part of the stock - not glued or cemented in place. Steve, with your background, you probably know a good stock maker that can get rid on one for you. He will probably use a rasp to rapidly remove it and then the whole stock will need to be refinished. If the checkering is a bit beat up, this would be a good time to have him recut it.

    Johnpe
     
  4. senior smoke

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    Thank you for all your responses. My friend will certainly ask me to take it off for him. He told me the stock looks like an Anton stock. I never heard of an Anton stock with a cheek piece? I suggested that he shoot some targets with it, but he is as stubborn as they come. It is for an 870.
    Steve
     
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    Steve I think these are examples of the standard type of cheek piece . the top is a custom thumbhole on my H&R single slug gun. I paid a lot moor for the stock than the gun, several years after I had it made they came out with a plastic thumb hole stock. It really spreads out the recoil. The second is a Fajen stock I sold awhile back. As you can see they were both carved out of the original blank. good luck. Jim
     
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    I am not sure what happened to the text but the first stock is on a H&R slug gun and it works well compared to the small stock that came with it.

    The second is a Fajem stock with out the roll over comb. Good luck taking it off, your friend might be better off selling or trading it away. Just a thought. Jim
     
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