Antique Shotgun Buttplate Repair

There was no replacement buttplate to be had for this 130 year old shotgun, so a repair was the best option. Here’s how I repaired a Wm. R. Burkhard shotgun sent in for major stock repair.

by Norman Johnson

When an ancient Wm. R. Burkhard double barreled 10 gauge shotgun came in for major stock repair, it also needed a new buttplate. The 130 year old shotgun had a big chunk missing at the upper right corner of its plastic buttplate.

Unfortunately, a diligent search failed to find a replacement part and all I could offer was an attempt at repairing it. My customer gave me the nod.

Read more in our June 2013 issue. Back issues are available.

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