FE Trap restoration

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AZMike
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FE Trap restoration

Post by AZMike » Wed Aug 22, 2018 7:30 am

I have a Remington 1894 FE grade I'm restoring. It is in nice condition but has an ugly add on pad. I am going with a Silvers red pad, almost chose a Hawkins as I've used them before also. Any other choices for period recoil pads?

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Re: FE Trap restoration

Post by Researcher » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:41 am

A Silvers was the only pad during the years the Remington Hammerless Double was in production. Jostam was established in 1914, bringing out their Anti-Flinch pad. Other Jostam pads like the Hy-Gun and the No Kick Coming came out in the late 1920s/early 30s. The Hawkins also came out in the 1920s.

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Re: FE Trap restoration

Post by paul harm » Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:18 am

Hey, I have a friend who could use a anti-flinch pad. Too bad it still isn't made. Does someone make a Silvers look a like, or period correct looking pads ?

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Re: FE Trap restoration

Post by AZMike » Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:14 am

I bought a Silvers pad from Connecticut Shotgun/Galazan. A very nice looking pad but as hard as an adobe block! I had a nice Hawkins "Red Heart"
pad that was still very live, I also had a black one but decided on the red. I think Galazan might have some new old stock Hawkins.
https://www.csmcspecials.com/category_s/18.htm

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Re: FE Trap restoration

Post by paul harm » Sat Oct 06, 2018 1:46 pm

Thanks, if I order one from CS I'll make sure I ask if it's hard.

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Re: FE Trap restoration

Post by Fowlgunner » Sat Aug 10, 2019 10:22 am

Mike,

I have used original Noshoc's with good success for look and pliability.

The new Silver's to my eye look too, "Top Heavy", too much pad to thickness of baseplate.

The older Griffen & Howe solid pads were a little better but are hard to find.

Will
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Re: FE Trap restoration

Post by AZMike » Sun Aug 11, 2019 6:41 pm

Will, that pad looks terrific on that ol'humpback!

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Re: FE Trap restoration

Post by Researcher » Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:00 pm

I believe this spurred, leather-faced, Silvers is original on my DEO-Grade 16-gauge --
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Re: FE Trap restoration

Post by AZMike » Mon Aug 12, 2019 9:11 am

Researcher,
Please post up a few more photos of the 16! WoW.
Thanks, Mike

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Re: FE Trap restoration

Post by Researcher » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:40 am

Here are a few more pictures --
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Re: FE Trap restoration

Post by Fowlgunner » Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:21 pm

Wonderful gun Dave!

Mike I completely forgot about the spur.

That makes things a little more interesting for sure.

Not sure how I would approach but I bet it would be expensive since most of my cranky nuances are!

Let us know what you decide.

Will

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Re: FE Trap restoration

Post by AZMike » Tue Aug 13, 2019 6:15 am

Thank you for the photo posting. I don't think that graded Remingtons give up much to the Foxes and Parkers!

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Re: FE Trap restoration

Post by 2shooter » Thu Aug 15, 2019 9:20 pm

Mike many years back I have a F Trap that had a Silvers pad on it. I got hold of the same recoil pad but it did not have the spur I very carefully took the liner off and the spur liner off the old pad and glued the new pad just like when it came from Remington. That original liner has Silvers name on it. It fits the stock perfect with same length of pull.

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Re: FE Trap restoration

Post by paul harm » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:34 am

Boy, is that ever a beautiful looking gun. It's just too bad Remington didn't promote their high grade guns more. They don't hold a 2nd candle to anyone.

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