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.
Joined: 13 Oct 2014
Location: North Shore of Boston
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.
_________________ 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
Joined: 01 Oct 2007
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.
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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