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Stock Identification

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by greenhorn, Jun 6, 2013.

  1. greenhorn

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    Can anyone identify the maker of this stock, or how to adjust the recoil absorption. I can "bottom out" the recoil reduction with hand pressure, and I'm wondering if this lead to the crack or could make the crack worse. Any help would be appreciated, thanks guys and gals!
     
  2. grunt

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    Looks like an Eddie Sower stock. You should be able to add air to the recoil assembly through the recoil pad. Is there a plug in the pad?
     
  3. bigbore613

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    If it is an original Ed Sower Hydro-coil it was oil filled. Gsquared made replacement air adjustable conversion units.Jeff
     
  4. greenhorn

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    I cant find any reference to Ed Sower, or Sauer, on the internet regarding stocks. Anyone else have any ideas?
     
  5. bigbore613

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    Ed Sowers has been gone for years. He was the inventor of the Hydro-coil back in the sixties. Joe Shiozaki Of JS air cushion and Jack Docwiller still make them. Do you have a pic of the whole stock? It may not be a H-C stock. The back part called "the boot" looks awful thick. Jeff
     
  6. EuroJoe

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    Take it apart and show the pieces.
     
  7. greenhorn

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    Here are some more updated pics with the stock torn down as far as I'm willing. I would assume that the knurled knob in the end plate would have something to do with adjustment. Any help identifying the system would be appreciated since there is a mixed bag of seemingly unmatched fasteners holding this thing together that I would like to replace with OE parts.
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  8. bigbore613

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    My guess is a homemade knock off of a Hydro-coil. Jeff
     
  9. greenhorn

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    Any other ideas? I don't mean to undermine the ingenuity of the shadetree gunsmith, but this doesn't look like something somebody would "one-off" out in the garage.
     
  10. skeet_man

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    Greenhorn- I would agree. The labor involved in making this from scratch as a one-off would make it a MUCH more expensive proposition than having it done professionally. And the main body looks like a machined casting, not the kind of work an amateur would do.
     
  11. grunt

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    Maybe Lujtic made it as a prototype..
     
  12. greenhorn

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    I think I might have to contact Ljutic to see if they have info.
     
  13. bigbore613

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    But no one has ever seen one? I've been doing this 30 years and have had over a hundred H-C stocks, never seen this. Jeff
     
  14. skeet_man

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    Looks kinda like this:

    <a>http://www.google.com/patents/US4769937</a>
     
  15. bigbore613

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    Like I said its a knockoff of a Hydro-coil. The first patent listed is DR, Ralph Hoge the inventor along with Ed Sowers of the Hydro-Coil. Jeff
     
  16. B.C.

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    Replace it with an Ljutic unmolested stock ,looks like an Standard Mono stock.
    Save your self some aggravation , there is all ways some one selling stocks on here. B.C.
     
  17. greenhorn

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    I have another Ljutic stock on hand; but, I want to take advantage of the recoil reduction. I cracked my nut buying the gun, and don't want to sink any more money in modifying the unaltered stock.
     
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