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Unread 06-25-2021, 02:29 PM   #11
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Galazan offers both reproduction & S W Silvers marked pads that are the same current manufacturer as the ones you get in the UK. S W Silvers probably hasn't been in business for many years & whether you buy the S W Silvers pad here or the UK its the same pad. The new pads are better than the original pads that degrade with shinking and cracking

Think what you want, or say what you want. It simply is not that case.

Galazan has previously offered 3 different pads at 3 different price points. The $30 "Period Correct" recoil pad (these are junk in my opinion), the $50 "#3 Pad S.W. Silver & Co Style" ("Style" is the key word), and the $75 "Original S.W. Silvers Recoil Pad".

I am looking at these offerings as I write this in Galazans Catalog number 20. The current catalog number 23 does not have the $75 pad in it anymore.

The $75 pad was an actual Silvers Pad imported from England, which is the same pad you would buy from Kynoch today. The $50 pad is and always was a Reproduction. Again, note the catalog title calling it a Silvers "style" pad.
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Bruce, I see you ordered the red pad? Was that the color Parker installed?

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Bruce, I see you ordered the red pad? Was that the color Parker installed?
The 1938 16 Gauge DHE, 30" Barrels, Special Order Code #19 - Ventilated Rib and Single Selective Trigger wears a brown, petrified "Frey Mershon Inc." pad marked "Pat. Ped." & "L.A. CAL.". The guns letter didn't indicate a pad. Some folks think it looks goofy, I'm used to it now and the LOP works at 14-1/4".
I wanted an original pad just in case I ever decide to replace the petrified (but whole) one. I'm okay with leaving it as is, though I could waver on the thought.
The 1897 32" barreled Syracuse L.C. Smith Grade 3 wears a very rustic Silver pad and it too could also be replaced. Perhaps I should have ordered a few more. I like to leave guns the way I find them, changing things for the sake of change doesn't interest me much.
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Update: FedEx says the pad is in Fort Collins, Co. and will be delivered on Monday. Talk about FAST! Impressive. USPS took over 3 weeks for a recent domestic delivery.
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I've orderd those pads from the UK bunch of times no issue
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Silver, Silver, Silver.
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The S.W. Silver pad arrived this morning. It's very large, enabling proper positioning and a lot of grinding. It's also very stout. Now I'll have decide if I should replace the petrified ventilated Frey "White Line" on my DHE. Would you?
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I would not replace a possibly original Mershon pad, especially on a California gun.
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See here the marking on the inside of the reproduction Number 3 pad offered by Galazan at $50 price point.

As compared to the photo above. One states “made in england” the other no mention of origin.

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IMO, these are very nice pads for a 10 or a 12 ga. gun, not so much for smaller bore guns. Reason is the large diameter of the plugs. In my eyes these pop the plugs look out of proportion to the overall size fo the pad after it has been ground down to fit a smallbore gun.

I looked "long and far" to find a pad of this type that had smaller plugs. My friend Bill Murphy told me that G & H used to sell one. I called them and was told that they were out of stock because of supply problems. This was several years ago. I would call back every few months and ask, but finally gave up. I found a nicely made pad of this type, with small plugs, at Mark Beasland's, and put it on my 16 AE Fox. Looks good. The only big difference I can see between it and the true Silver pad, is that the face of Mark's pad is slightly "sculpted" to better conform to the shoulder pocket.

I sure wish the pads that Bill told me about would become available once again, but Mark's pads are the best thing going right now, in that type, for small bores, again IMO.

additional info: I checked Mark's site after posting this and no accessories come up. They may not be available during this crazy time of supply chain disruptions. A call to him would determine that.
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