I have a Franchi Alcione shotgun. I like the gun but would like to lower the stock at the point of the comb.
Are shims available as there are for other Benelli's?
If not, any other suggestions.
I picked up an Alcione, too, just a month or so ago (traded a fella for it...M1 super 90 for the Franchi). Because of my size, I had the stock shortened about three-eighths. As for shims, I think you may be out of luck. I have had the butt stock off. If you look how the stock and the receiver/action fit together, there really isn't a way to adjust this. If you are serious about this, you should go to a gun smith/fitter to see what adjustments can be made.
Thanks for your insights on the Alcione.
I really like this gun ( light weight,26 inch barrels ).
I find someone to lower the comb.
Calgary, how tall are you?
I am 6'3". This gun had a drop of 1 1/2 inches at the comb.
I look down the rib better with at least a 1 3/4 inch drop.
I was going to guess around 6-2.
Because of your longer arms and overall larger build your cheek position is closer to the receiver than the average (5-9) shooter.
Look at the gun and how the stock tapers down as you go back closer to the heel.
What you need to do is install a shim, spacer, or thicker recoil pad to add more length of pull.
This put your cheek weld further back and thus lower on the comb.
A GOOD gunsmith should be able to work with you and determine exactly how much to add.
He may want you try an adjustable butt plate.