A Unique Stock Bolt Design

A standard complaint by many single shot buffs is the inability to draw the butt stock up tightly to the frame due to the lack of a stock bolt. Here is an innovative way to get around that situation.

by Dominick Pisano

A sign on Thomas Edison’s desk read, “There’s a better way to do it. Find it.” Those words rang true as I examined a Winchester Low Wall fully restored by my friend, single shot aficionado Stephen DeHart. The first thing that caught my eye were the blind upper and lower tang screws. They were hard to miss, being brightly polished with nary a screw slot or any other opening to enable removal.

“What’s with the blind screw heads,” I said. “How do you remove them and the butt stock?” DeHart’s answer was measured, as though he anticipated the question. He told me the blind screw heads were designed to get the attention of anyone attempting to remove the butt stock to stop and think! With that, he opened the trap door built into the Zischang-inspired butt plate, inserted a screw driver with an Allen head bit and removed what turned out to be the stock bolt.

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