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    Default Question about butt plates

    What were the reasons for differences in butt plates?

    My 147 code has a flat one while my byf has the thicker style.

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    They changed to the cupped style in 1941 due to damage to the stocks from lack of adequate protection from the flat ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mowzerluvr View Post
    They changed to the cupped style in 1941 due to damage to the stocks from lack of adequate protection from the flat ones.
    So shooting the older style isn’t good for the rifle?

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    It's fine for shooting, just don't drag it on rocks or bash the butt around like they did in combat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Millertime6289 View Post
    So shooting the older style isn’t good for the rifle?
    Don't worry, the flat buttplate is fine. Just don't smash doors with your Sauer & Sohn.

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    Correct me if I am wrong, but my understanding of the transition to the cupped buttplate was to prevent the rear of the buttstock from swelling/delaminating when exposed to water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephan98k View Post
    Don't worry, the flat buttplate is fine. Just don't smash doors with your Sauer & Sohn.
    Skulls ok, doors not so much. I can't say that a possible delamination issue from water was not a consideration but based on the amount of toe repairs and unrepaired lesser damage I'm sure that played a larger part in the decision.
    "Wen Tausend einen Mann erschlagen, das ist nicht Ruhm, das ist nicht Ehre, denn beinsen wird's in späteren tagen gesiegt hat doch das Deutsch Heer. Podest nicht die Paten der Soldaten doner die da Sterben sollen, soll man geben was sie wollen, sahs sie Herzen, sahs sie Küssen, den sie wissen nicht wann sie sterben müssen"

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