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Weatherby Athena and Orion Stocks - Need help

Weatherby Athena and Orion Stocks - Need help
« on: May 05, 2013, 05:53:49 PM »
I have an interesting problem.  I came across two gorgeous stocks and am in the process of refinishing them.  One is an Athena Butt stock and one is an Orion buttstock.  There is also a fore end that matches one of the buttstocks.  My problem is that I do not know if the buttstocks are for a 12 gauge or a 20 gauge.  The fore end is for a 20 gauge.  Is there any way to tell if the butt stocks are 12 gauge or 20 gauge.  I meased the opening at the end of the stock where it meets the receiver.  On the orion stock it is 13/16" and the athena measured 29/32"  I have a feeling that the Athena is a 12 gaughe due to the bulk of the stock but am looking to find out for sure.  One other question as well, for the fore end, are the athena o/u and orion o/u fore ends interchangeable.  If not, how would one tell them apart?