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#635321 09/09/23 08:33 PM
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I’m 6’3”. Today I had my all original 20g nitro special out and realized it was really short. I need to add maybe an inch or inch and a half. I want to keep it as original as possible...no doing anything that can’t be undone. What is my best option? Thanks,

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If you actually need an inch and a half I'd add a pad and a leather lace-on. The pad could add an inch, then the lace-on another 1/2". There is always the wooden butt extension, but if you're not going to let someone like Mark Larson do it, I wouldn't recommend it. Too ugly, otherwise.

Realistically, it's a Nitro Special. Move it and find anther 20 ga. with more suitable dim's.


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I had a similar problem with my Beretta due to a previous owner cutting some length off the stock. I actually needed about 2", so I used a couple of these:

https://www.ballisticproducts.com/Black-Buttstock-Spacer-Flat-1_2/productinfo/1513112/

I think I used 2 of the 1/2" spacers and a grind to fit recoil pad that adds an additional inch. The spacers are glued together and then the recoil pad was glued to them and the whole thing ground to fit the stock. It attaches to the stock with 2 woodscrews, so I can restore the original pad at any time, though I will never do that as long as I am able to use the gun.

The spacers look like part of the recoil pad, though I wouldn't say that a 2" recoil pad looks exactly right. It works, and I don't think the doves know any difference.

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You might want to check out Connecticut Shotgun (Galazan's). They have the (original copies) Ithaca Sunburst pads that are 1" thick for $30.00. And you can always add a 1/4" plate underneath it.

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Thank y’all very much. It isn’t the most expensive shotgun, I know, but with my budget, it is a pretty nice piece. And this is a 1928 in GREAT shape. I’d like to be able to use it well.

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Adding big pads and spacers leave me cold but then I'm one of the guys that has to shorten them. I much prefer a NICE leather slip/lace on extension.


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Edm1 #635420 09/11/23 02:22 PM
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There are good quality 1 1/2" pads out there. CSMC has one--Winchester red. There are probably more. I did a leather covered 1 1/2" pad just because it's a Winchester 21 that was too short for me. This one was special because if belonged to my grandfather, has a really good piece of wood and I wanted to keep it as original as possible. I may restock it some day but I doubt it. gil


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If you are concerned about originality but need to lengthen the LOP and are planning to add a pad, make sure the butt stock is not cut flat to make adding the pad easier. Keep the original curve of the wood and shape the pad to fit.


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CSMC is the only one offering 1 1/2 pads. I have at this time about a dozen old SxSs and in the past always installed a thick pad but have changed my habits. I now just use leather wrap on pads. They use velco . I cut pieces of leather for spacers when needed.

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