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Reply #15 - Jun 9th, 2021 at 7:52pm
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Wes,
the JG weld is looking good- real good for 6011!  6013 or 7014 and DC if it's available is what lazy machinist use...  Tractor Supply usually has this in the smaller rods too... 

Bob,
I saved a barrel or two of aluminum shavings once and made some patterns for different butt plates, even went as far as making a foundry (Steve Chastain's plans) bought a crucible and degassing pellets, just haven't got a round tuit yet... maybe the mights will fly someday soon and I'll cast a few.   

I'm being lazy I know, instead of gigging folks like this on the forum I could be doing these things... Wink
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Reply #16 - Jun 9th, 2021 at 8:07pm
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Other folks are doing it and in all honesty this is now becoming a dying sport and one of the past. There is really no sense in doing it right now but hopefully I am also dead wrong with having my own personal belief?
  

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Reply #17 - Jun 9th, 2021 at 10:28pm
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Joe, it was Stu Harvey not Skip Epp............
  
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Reply #18 - Jun 10th, 2021 at 12:25am
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Thanks, Dave. 

Dave, while looking through Dutchers book, I didn't see a smaller version of the late #6 plate. Had you taken a wee nip of the ole Irish whiskey the day you made that mold?  Huh

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Reply #19 - Jun 10th, 2021 at 3:05pm
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CPA has Ballard butt plates     (You need to Login or Register to view media files and links)
  

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Reply #20 - Jun 11th, 2021 at 1:57am
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Yes they do but they are small. 4.65 in height. 

No problem just cut them in half add 3/8 weld grind and then bend the lower prong down. One wouldn't think those small changes would make much of a difference but once done it makes a noticeable difference in looks and feel. Like an original. Smiley
  

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