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Bill K
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:41 am  Reply with quote



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Well it was Opening day for upland hunting today in NH, and my New A5 Sweet 16 accounted for 2 birds.

While trudging around I began to note the odd feel of the pistol grip, and have noticed in some of the postings that other New A5 Sweet 16 owners have opted for butt stock modification.

I've seen several pictures, but never took serious note - now I am.

So what "stock options" are there ?

I've seen photos of 'straight English stocks', and Prince of Wales (POW) - are there any others ?

Did those who had their butt-stocks modified were they satisfied with the end product ?, and is one style of modification more desirable than another ?

Who does this work (would like contact information) ?

How much does it cost, and how long does it take ?

Do the stock artisans who provide this service use your existing stock, or do they install a new one ?

And is t worth it ?

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Browning New A5 Sweet 16 circa 2019
Browning Citori Upland 16 GA circa 2013
Ithaca 37 Featherlight 16 GA circa 1957
Savage Fox Sterlingworth 16 GA circa 1934
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hayseed
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 10:58 am  Reply with quote



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Send message to Cold Iron and Dave Erickson. They had theirs done and look awesome.
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Bill K
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 11:24 am  Reply with quote



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RE: Send message to Cold Iron and Dave Erickson - how do I do that ?

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Browning New A5 Sweet 16 circa 2019
Browning Citori Upland 16 GA circa 2013
Ithaca 37 Featherlight 16 GA circa 1957
Savage Fox Sterlingworth 16 GA circa 1934
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skeettx
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:33 pm  Reply with quote
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http://www.16ga.com/forum/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=5639

or

http://www.16ga.com/forum/privmsg.php?mode=post&u=2861

PLEASE be sure to put something in the subject line

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Bill K
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:43 pm  Reply with quote



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skeettx

I copied & pasted the same subject and message to both of them - not sure where I should look for their responses though

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Bill K
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Browning New A5 Sweet 16 circa 2019
Browning Citori Upland 16 GA circa 2013
Ithaca 37 Featherlight 16 GA circa 1957
Savage Fox Sterlingworth 16 GA circa 1934
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skeettx
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 12:46 pm  Reply with quote
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Right below and to the right of the dove tail, you have a line saying

"You have # new messages

I just sent you a test pm

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Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 1:29 pm  Reply with quote
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Sent a pm to the op.
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Cold Iron
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2020 9:25 pm  Reply with quote



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I replied, any other questions feel free to ask.

I leave Sunday for most of the month of Oct. grouse hunting where cell reception and internet is pretty scarce so I may not be able to reply for a few weeks. Need to come back for 4 days in the middle of the month for work though.
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Swampy16
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:42 am  Reply with quote



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I saw one that was turned into a POW and it looked amazing ! I think it was Dave’s. I like an English grip but not so much on an auto loader.
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Dave Erickson
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 3:10 am  Reply with quote
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Swampy16 wrote:
I saw one that was turned into a POW and it looked amazing ! I think it was Dave’s. I like an English grip but not so much on an auto loader.



The POW is Cold Iron's and it really turned out nice. I've since purged all my modern autos, but kept my 1933 Remington 11.
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Bill K
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:30 pm  Reply with quote



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...

Day 2 in the field had me focusing on the “obtrusiveness” of the pistol grip - so I’m pretty much convinced that something has to be done, although my friend advises against modifying the stock so as not to affect value.

As of the moment I’m thinking a POW grip is the way to go - seems more intrinsic for a semi-auto than a straight grip, they seem better suited to a double.

Now for what’s to be done, when to do it, and who to do the work.

I live in Massachusetts, are there any good gunstock artisans near me ?, or does my Sweet 16 need to go on a cross country vacation.

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Bill K
North of Boston
Browning New A5 Sweet 16 circa 2019
Browning Citori Upland 16 GA circa 2013
Ithaca 37 Featherlight 16 GA circa 1957
Savage Fox Sterlingworth 16 GA circa 1934
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df
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:51 pm  Reply with quote



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I sent my new SW16 to Mark Larson in Oregon. He’s going to convert it to a POW grip, and do grain enhancement to the wood. It’s probably 30-45 days before it’s done. Will post results when I have it.
Thanks
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hayseed
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:07 pm  Reply with quote



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If you are worried about resale value, you could buy another but stock. Have it converted. You’d have original if you plan to sell. If you like the shotgun and plan to keep it, sell the original. Just a thought.
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