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Re: Butt Plate and Grip Cap
Dan, while I am new to LC Smiths I am not new to fitting butt plates. The problem I have is finding one with enough meat to allow me to do that. Having tried both reproductions and new old stock plates for a No.00, I have yet to find one that is not smaller than my stock. I learned the lesson of fitting the expensive part (stock) to the cheap part (plate) long ago and am not willing to repeat that error. One more piece of this puzzle is that there is a number 3 stamped in the bottom of my stock. Could this mean that the wood is originally for a Grade No. 3 LC Smith, and if so, does that make a difference as to which plate will fit it? For now, I will buy a Brownell's Universal Butt Plate which I know will work, and looks very much like the original No.00 plate.