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 Cotter and Company model 45 Westpoint
jcamp-85  [Member]
4/1/2011 7:27:14 PM EST
I have a Cotter and Company model 45 that says Westpoint on it, also has a squirrel engraved on the side. The stock broke while moving and I can't find anywhere to get a replacement, doesn't have to look original. Does anyone have any ideas? I really like this gun it shoots great and I want to be able to keep shooting it but I cant find any info about it online and there is no decent gunstore/smith near me.
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AeroE  [Moderator]
4/2/2011 3:10:46 PM EST
You'll probably have to fix the stock or if that is not possible, find someone with a stock duplicator that can piece the old one back together to use for a pattern, and then cut a new stock.

Can you post a few photos?

jcamp-85  [Member]
4/2/2011 4:31:59 PM EST


Wyldman  [Team Member]
4/3/2011 7:08:13 AM EST
http://Guncrank.com He does stock repairs and has a pantograph for replicating, too. He is currently doing the stocks on my Marlin 39A.
jcamp-85  [Member]
4/3/2011 7:47:41 AM EST
thanks for the info
AeroE  [Moderator]
4/3/2011 12:01:14 PM EST
That one can be repaired by pinning. From the looks of the break, it needed a pin right from the start, the grain orientation is about as poor as possible through the wrist.



coyotesilencer  [Member]
4/3/2011 2:31:09 PM EST
Looks like a Marlin 60 stock would work.
AeroE  [Moderator]
4/3/2011 5:12:02 PM EST
I found this cross reference:
http://www.gun-data.com/cotter_company_westpoint.html

I bet the post above is correct.

Another cross reference:
http://proofhouse.com/cm/house_brand.htm

Neither list shows a Model 45. I noticed a 75-45 on the second list.
jcamp-85  [Member]
4/4/2011 3:56:26 AM EST
Thanks, the only info I could find said that Marlin made this gun for Cotter and Co. but it didn't say what model Marlin corresponded with this one.
jcamp-85  [Member]
4/11/2011 2:55:26 PM EST
I'm actually going to try and carve my own stock first. I have a piece of Black Walnut that i'm working on right now. If that fails I will just buy new.
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