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#598610 06/23/2021 5:32 PM
by Shotgunjones
What's the history?

I have several guns with white line spacers.

They are 70's vintage and look correct. I wouldn't think of removing them. Of course, I'd never add one or use a replacement pad that had one unless on the proper vintage piece.

In fact, I recently refinished a 1975 Marlin stock that had a nice piece of walnut under that unfortunate Mar-Shield lacquer. It took some judicious working with fine abrasives to make the edges of the spacers white again. The stock looks great with Varathane 'natural' stain under a wiping poly. It would look wrong without the white trim.

So, who was the trendsetter with the white spacers? Weatherby? 1950's? 1960's?
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#598667 Jun 24th a 09:32 PM
by Carl46
The 1960s brought many fashion disasters, but it also gave us miniskirts. It balances out.
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#598630 Jun 23rd a 10:24 PM
by liverwort
I know what you mean about white line spacers. Like black trousers and white socks. Don't get me started on guns with silver receivers and blued barrels! wink
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#598668 Jun 24th a 09:50 PM
by Carl46
The white line looks good on a Nylon 66. Matches the white diamond on the fore end. A time and a place for everything . . .
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#598729 Jun 26th a 10:51 AM
by DoubleTake
I've got my dad's old Remington Model 41 Targetmaster. It's not a high level target gun, very basic single shot cocked by pulling the knob. It does have a 27" barrel which I find interesting. He gave me my first lesson in sportsmanship when I was about 9 and tagging along on a squirrel hunt. After he shot a couple squirrels high in a tree with the 41 he turned and said, "If you can't shoot the squirrel in the head it deserves to live." Hunting birds with with doubles brings me full circle. Two shots are enough.
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#598745 Jun 26th a 03:08 PM
by LeFusil
Nothing in the world wrong with a Nylon 66. Including it’s looks. I always thought they were space age, cool looking guns…and I saw my first one in the early 80’s. I’ve owned a few too, always enjoyed them. Nope, they aren’t Marlin 39’s, brownings, Winchester 52’s, etc. but I don’t think they were ever meant to be. One thing I noticed about the 66…it will eat up every single brand of .22 out there without a hiccup. I’ve seen some absolutely disgustingly dirty 66’s that just kept plugging away. Brownings won’t do that.
When it comes to firearm practicality….plastics are light years ahead of wood. No need to even argue that.

Agree….white lines look cool & are right at home on a 66.
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#598635 Jun 23rd a 11:38 PM
by Buzz
They look ok on some guns, e.g., a Winchester 101 pigeon grade trap with a dark stock. Most I’ve seen of the old one’s are hard as a rock. But, beauty is in the eye of the beholder…..
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