Installing Adjustable Combs On Gunstocks

A shotgunner’s rear sight is his eye and comb height sets the placement. This modification allows the shooter a custom fit.


by Walter Gaskins

As most shotguns do not fit individual shooters as delivered from the factory, this modification will allow a gun to be adjusted to fit. Unlike a rifle, shotguns do not have a rear sight, so your eye is the rear sight and placement is critical. An adjustable comb will allow you to adjust the gun so you are looking down the top of the barrel (rib). Target shooters especially have to have a gun that shoots where they are looking. This would also be a useful modification on most field guns. This is not only a profitable modification for the gunsmith, it is usually requested by target shooters in the summer when most gun repairs have slacked off.


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