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Michael in California
08-13-2012, 9:50 AM
So as not to muck up the bright and shiny new 795 thread with trivia, I'll post separately.

I took the butt plate off my new Marlin 60 just to see how the swivel was mounted and found a piece of folded up packing foam with a rubber band around it in the stock. Why?

I figure it might be a good place to put a few spare parts like a recoil spring and such just in case, does anyone store stuff in their stock?

I searched but did not find any threads on this subject. Maybe my googlefu is bad.

Merc1138
08-13-2012, 10:00 AM
Lots of people store things in their stocks on various guns. The only thing that comes to mind is maybe they used it to help deaden noise from it being hollow?

Michael in California
08-13-2012, 10:41 AM
Its not that much. Just a little bit. Can't think it would help.

roushstage2
08-13-2012, 11:12 AM
Maybe it helps keep it from getting crushed? Just a little cushion for a non-major force.

swifty
08-13-2012, 9:11 PM
It's to absorb sound, a cheap way to do the job. Eliminates that hollow sound that would be there otherwise.

Michael in California
08-15-2012, 7:07 PM
Swifty and Merc are right. A bit more digging over at the Marlin forums confirms. But I had to dig.

Looks like this... A bit snugger fitting than I remembered from the other day.

http://i1115.photobucket.com/albums/k550/Michael_In_California/Steel%20toys/IMG_20120815_195917.jpg