A pancake cheekpiece is confined completely to the side of a buttstock.  The above Cheekpiece has a beaded edge.


The above pancake cheekpiece has a double-beaded edge.


The above, plain, pancake cheekpieces do not have beaded edges.


These cheekpieces are not of the pancake type. Their leading edges flow either into the comb (in the instance of the Griffin & Howe rifle above) or into the wrist (in the instance of the James Tucker custom rifle below).


Cheekpiece - A broad, flat, raised area on the side of a buttstock. While considered a sign of a well-appointed gun, it actually may interfere with natural mounting and pointing---somewhat negating the positive effect of cast-off. The cheekpiece is carved on the left side of a stock for a right-handed shooter; it is on the right side for a left-handed shooter.

See also, Monte Carlo Cheekpiece


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