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I'm without a decent workshop, bench, etc. for the near term and would like to verify balance points on a few of my doubles. So, what is the best way to do this w/out any special implements - In other words, what's around thy typical household?

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Back of yer chair...Geo

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I balance them on my left index finger. Works fine!
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Right index finget for me, I am left-handed!

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Back of chair worked well enough to tell difference on 2 barrel set which was my immediate objective. Thanks George!

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A "V" shaped piece of scrap wood cinched up in a vice is very accurate tool.


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A retractable pen with a factory rubber grip down towards the tip works too. The grip keeps it from sliding back and forth.



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Thanks for the additional suggestions. I would ultimately like to have accurate measurements either side of the hinge pin so will build something as Mike's shooting student suggests smile Also read this method in Steven Dodd Hughes's book but as mentioned, temporally without my workshop.

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For comparing the balance of guns built on different actions, I believe the trigger is a better reference point than the hinge pin.


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