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Re: Your Thoughts on This Trap Grade Elsie?
This is a beavertail being fit to a hammer gun. This most likely is factory, it has a place for the recoil rod which I had to make along with the extension added to the tip of the for-end metal. A clearance hole was drilled to put a screw to hold the banjo escutcheon in. ( beavertail takes a longer roller release than a regular splinter one)
The wooden dowel going through for-arm wood has a point and some Dykem (transfer ink) on it to locate where the threaded rod has to go.
Threaded recoil rod (homemade) inserted.
Crack is my fault, I shot two rounds of trap without the recoil rod in just to try it out and it cracked.
This is the bottom view of the extension brazed on. Sorry for the blurred picture.