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Best authentic pad for CHE 12 ga
Unread 06-01-2021, 05:51 PM   #1
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Default Best authentic pad for CHE 12 ga

Iím lucky to have found a beautiful CHE with beavertail and straight stock. Stock may be a replacement as it is 15 1/2Ē and has a non Parker horn butt plate. My Parker letter states 14 1/4 LOP with no mention of skeleton butt or pad. I need to have it shortened so I can shoot it and probably will opt for a thin pad. Please advise what brand would have been a possibility in 1918 when this one was built.
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Unread 06-01-2021, 06:44 PM   #2
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A Silvers pad was by far the most common in that time frame.
I have a 1912 DHE with the original Silvers pad as stated in the research letter.





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Your suspicions about the stock not being original are likely correct. Given the length and the horn plate.
A silvers pad would be correct for nearly anything. And they can be thinned down to be less than the 1” they come in.

Making it a wood checkered butt would be nice too. Or you MAY be able to put an ssbp on it.
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Would a classy leather covered pad also be correct?
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Doggone right it would!





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A leather covered pad would not really be correct looking for any American gun.
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But they're very classy looking.

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And so are checkered cheeks on trojans and V grades.
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Your chances of getting a leather covered pad that would satisfy you is about one in fifty. I have two that are perfect, but they are rare birds. Imperfect leather covered pads cost the same as perfect ones. Use a Silver pad and grind it down to the length you prefer. Forget about the leather.
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Good points Bill...

However, Abe Chaber did mine and I’m very pleased with it. Never had a problem. If Abe had a problem doing it he certainly didn’t mention it and his price was as quoted.





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