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Does anyone have experience purchasing McFarland buttplates from this source? https://riflemax.com/

I'm assuming this is the actual manufacturer; however, Samurai LLC doesn't sound very American. I really like the shape and build of these. Brownells previously carried them; however, they've indicated them as "out of stock" for years.

In this old thread (https://www.doublegunshop.com/forum...rds=mcfarland&Search=true#Post243433) Steven Dodd Hughes speaks highly of the McFarlands. Any input is appreciated!

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They look suspiciously like they are cast, including the checkering. If true, I question the price. However, the screws look "turned" and the price for them doesn't seem out of line.
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I have, believe they are cast, very high quality. Just call Max McFarland and ask. About the only thing around anymore unless you have a source for older buttplates which might cost as much or more.

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Originally Posted by prairie ghost
I have, believe they are cast, very high quality. Just call Max McFarland and ask. About the only thing around anymore unless you have a source for older buttplates which might cost as much or more.


I believe Glenn Fewless was making similar buttplates. I don't know if he still does.


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Originally Posted by earlyriser
... however, Samurai LLC doesn't sound very American.

They show as being in Grand Junction, CO. But I have not dealt with them.

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I just installed one on a rifle, smooth plate, no checkering and it does not appear to be cast.

I have a huge pile of vintage buttplates bought at auction in the UK if anyone cannot find what they need, I may be able to help. Some are new old stock, others used.


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Steve, do you have anything similar to G&H without a trapdoor? PM pictures if you can.

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Cast parts often change color with time after bluing. You might want to rust blue them instead.

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Stan McFarland was a very good friend for many years. I visited his shop many times and saw the form he used to press the butplates. Don't remember about the checkering but seems like his son Max was doing that for a time.

His son Max continues the butplates.

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