Winchester Model 94 Butt Cover

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Winchester Model 94 Butt Cover

Post by juniustaylor » May 26th, 2010, 10:39 am

I'm thinking about doing this. I generated these pictures up using various pictures off the internet and editing them with Microsoft Digital Image Suite. Anyway, what do you all think? It won't do anything for the functionality / recoil, just for cool factor. This will all be tooled into the leather. I'm sure someone out there would like one for a Win '94. I'll have to see how difficult they are to make and decide if I want to make more or not. Looks like a trip to the store to get some eyelets. Somehow the whip got deleted from the rider's hand, oh well.
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Re: Winchester Model 94 Butt Cover

Post by Don Bennett » May 26th, 2010, 11:36 am

I like it, and just so happens I have a '94, let me know how much. Anymore good ideas?

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Re: Winchester Model 94 Butt Cover

Post by rottenrick » May 26th, 2010, 12:41 pm

A butt cover for an SKS might be cool. Maybe a leather version of the Soviet 'Dog Collar' sling would be good too. A chest mounted pistol holster. They used to have one in the CTD catalog. Now all they have is one for a Taser. Something you could put a ttc-33, HI-PWR, or 1911??

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Re: Winchester Model 94 Butt Cover

Post by juniustaylor » May 26th, 2010, 9:57 pm

Well, I decided to experiment. I made a refrigerator magnet. It's too small to be a coaster or anything else. Looks like I can probably make the butt cover. Certainly a bigger picture would be easier to do, more whacking with the tools, but not such fine edges and corners. The leather dye is certainly hard to use in these tight spots, so an Ultra Fine tip Sharpie did the trick!

You can click on the pictures to make them bigger.

Enjoy!
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Re: Winchester Model 94 Butt Cover

Post by dfunk » May 26th, 2010, 10:50 pm

I think you did an outstanding job!
I think the cover would look more even if you reduced the space between the eyelets just enough to add a sixth one.

I attached a vector of the logo so you can scale it up.
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Re: Winchester Model 94 Butt Cover

Post by juniustaylor » June 19th, 2010, 8:11 am

Well, I got it made. Maybe not exactly everything I thought it would be and more, but it's definitely good I think. I tried and tried to make the buttplate cover cap piece. I couldn't do it. I had asked the feller at http://www.levergunleather.com how he makes his. He said he has a form and stretches it I guess. Well, that was virtually impossible for me and I don't have the equipment for it, so I just made mine be on the inside and would only cover most of the buttplate, just not the very top and the very bottom. I didn't think whacking the letters and horse/rider in was too bad. The longest part was figuring out that buttplate cap. Click on the pictures to view them larger. Did I do alright?
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Butt view, cover only covers part of the butt plate.
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Re: Winchester Model 94 Butt Cover

Post by DocCasualty » June 20th, 2010, 2:46 am

I think it looks darn good! I like your fix for the buttplate portion of the cover.

I'll post a pic when I can, as a buddy made a buttstock cartridge carrier sleeve for my '94 Trapper. However, it wants to creep forward as there isn't anything to prevent it from slipping. I'm going to try some beeswax on the stock to provide some grip, but your idea looks like a good permanent fix.


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Re: Winchester Model 94 Butt Cover

Post by juniustaylor » June 20th, 2010, 9:59 am

If he's still around, I'm sure he could concoct a leather piece and stitch it on. The stitching doesn't have to go all the way around, I just did it for decoration. It could start and stop just for each side. If you don't want to go that route, you could probably get a small piece of that non-slip drawer liner stuff. That may work. I'm not sure about beeswax, never messed with it other than putting it on a bowstring. Thanks for your comment Ken.

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Re: Winchester Model 94 Butt Cover

Post by juniustaylor » June 28th, 2010, 9:39 am

I made another one just for the heck of it. This one is Lt. Brown. I must say I think I prefer the Saddle Tan over it. If I had used maybe a regular or a Dk. Brown, then those might have looked a bit better but I'm not sure. When the dye is still wet, it looked too dark and I was relieved when it started drying and became its actual color. Anyway, attached are photos of this one on my dad's Winchester 94AE .45 Colt rifle. Click on them to view them bigger.
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