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Originally Posted by Gr8day
Not trying to hijack this thread, but was that BT factory?


Did you bother to read this Thread? The answer to your question is in the very first sentence of the original post, and it was even written in English.

Hint: I'll bet that if it was original, Stan wouldn't even consider slicing it down to a splinter.


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Again, yesterday morning, I stole a few minutes before work to try this Play-Doh thing again. This time I placed it on the barrels in the areas where the upper edge of the f/e wood will be if it is converted into a splinter. The results showed me that there will be no unsightly gaps. Indeed, I measure two graded Foxes I have on hand and found that on both of them there is space between the wood and barrels, where we see the upper edges of the f/e, that would accept .030" shim easily, and they had that much gap uniformly all the way from the front end back to within roughly an inch of the forend iron at the rear.

The more I think about this the more I have come to realize that I have never looked that closely at how tightly the f/e wood fits the barrels along these upper edges. What I have always looked for is unsightly, and irregular gaps that occur when a piece of that sharp edge is broken away, and how tightly the f/e snaps into place. Perfection here (wood top metal fit along the upper edges of the f/e wood) is most likely found as a rule on best guns in the upper five to six digit $ realm, not run-of-the-mill vintage American classics.


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Originally Posted by battle
Might be easier to find a splinter replacement and keep the beaver the way it is.

That would require common sense and not make for an exciting thread....

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Originally Posted by keith
Originally Posted by Gr8day
Not trying to hijack this thread, but was that BT factory?


Did you bother to read this Thread? The answer to your question is in the very first sentence of the original post, and it was even written in English.

Hint: I'll bet that if it was original, Stan wouldn't even consider slicing it down to a splinter.

True that. There were precious few bt forends that ever left Fox factories. But then, if it were an original Fox 32" graded gun with a factory bt forend I prolly could never have afforded it in the first place. I'm really leaning towards going with another new splinter forend, rather than trying to convert. A professional stocker has told me in the last 24 hrs. that I shouldn't count on being able to pull it off successfully. I told him that you and Bobby had already advised me the same and that the tide was indeed turning,


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Adjusting the shape from Beaver tail to splinter looking at the pictures should cause you no problem but I would have liked to see the complete for end tip that is not in the picture. I do think that the largest problem you will have after re shaping the F/E will be checkering because you will need some form of cradle to hold it, without one it is an up hill struggle. I am biased because I have done a number of Beaver Tail conversions, re shaping is the easy part compered with the final checkering, hope things work out well for you.


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Stan,
You might try Cecil Freddie or Robert Watts for a piece of wood. I have a stash of black walnut fore blanks as well but not near the number that those guys have. Matching black is easier than matching English in my opinion. Best of luck with it.
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Originally Posted by keith
Originally Posted by Gr8day
Not trying to hijack this thread, but was that BT factory?


Did you bother to read this Thread? The answer to your question is in the very first sentence of the original post, and it was even written in English.

Hint: I'll bet that if it was original, Stan wouldn't even consider slicing it down to a splinter.
[quote=keith][quote=Gr8day]


If you bother to reread my post, I was asking Eightbore if the BT on his Superfox was factory.

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That would have been quite evident if your post had originally included the QUOTE from eightbore. Unfortunately, this single sentence was the entirety of your post... until you edited it to include the comment from eightbore about his Super Fox.

Originally Posted by Gr8day
Not trying to hijack this thread, but was that BT factory?

Nice try! Just what I'd expect from you. Small wonder things often go off the rails around here.


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Originally Posted by keith
That would have been quite evident if your post had originally included the QUOTE from eightbore. Unfortunately, this single sentence was the entirety of your post... until you edited it to include the comment from eightbore about his Super Fox.

Originally Posted by Gr8day
Not trying to hijack this thread, but was that BT factory?

The entirety of his post, yes, but there was something else I noticed. At the top of it, in the highlighted yellow bar, it said that he was replying to eightbore (where the little "right turn arrow" is). Once the time limit for deleting a post has passed that indicator can't be changed. I noticed it said eightbore when you replied to him ........ only because I have goofed up so many times that I've learned to look to see who the poster is replying to. Easy mistake to make, for me, at least.


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You might want the forend to self identify as a splinter forend

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