Finally got to the bottom of the shot in the old Winchester. All told, a little over 2lbs had been stuffed into the stock, which would have significantly changed the way the gun shoots and handles. 18 more words
Interesting find this morning: took the butt plate off a 40’s Winchester double, and the stock is completely crammed with lead shot and wadding. Probably an attempt to reduce felt recoil, it’s all solidified now and has to be chipped out slowly.