cutting stock then (later) reattaching


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NotQuiteSane
April 2, 2003, 01:52 AM
I'm looking to buy an airgun for a young shooter (6), and will have to modify the stock to fit her, but I'll want to return it to it's normal state. can I expect any serious strenght issues doing this?

or on a similar note, how hard is an adjustable stock?

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critter
April 2, 2003, 09:06 AM
One suggestion. Remove buttpad. Drill 2 holes for dowells deep into the stock. Cut off as needed. When you wish to reattach, use epoxy glue or bedding compound to glue piece back on stock using dowells in pre-drilled holes. You won't have strenght issues! Cosmetics can be handled by some refinishing if you wish. It's worth it to start off young shooters right!

NotQuiteSane
April 2, 2003, 05:33 PM
Right, I understand How to do do the reattachment. my question is have I created a stress point that can easily break? I'd be very suprised if shooting an airgun would break a stock, but what if she was to drop it and it hit ayt that spot?

BTW, this is thre one I'm looking at for her:

http://www.crosman.com/portal/prodlist.nsf/($All)/9392EB4FBA2291B28525697C006CD41E/$File/L1760.jpg
Single shot .177, hardwood stock

NQS

VictorLouis
April 2, 2003, 05:59 PM
Spring-piston airguns have a 'jolt' to them unlike centerfires. This is why there are scopes specifically designed for their use. I'd suggest the same alteration method above, though I'd opt for as many as four, or five holes and dowels in reattachment. This is just for good measure, considering their unique recoiling characteristics. Oh, make the cut on a scroll-saw for the most minute removal of wood that you can. That way, you'll have much less work to do on the belt-sander later on in order to true-up the 'step' difference between the heel piece and the main stock.

Jim K
April 2, 2003, 09:26 PM
Dumb question, but how much does Crossman want for an extra stock?

Jim

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