Another crazy Feinstein Project question - paper stock?


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backbencher
June 8, 2013, 01:30 PM
This software http://www.tamasoft.co.jp/pepakura-en/ allows folks to design and print paper models such as this:

http://th02.deviantart.net/fs70/PRE/f/2011/206/0/7/modular_paper_ar15_v3_by_hoborginc-d41n71v.jpg

Perhaps I could print an AR thumbhole stock design out of paper, cut it out of cardboard, glue it, and fill it with Bondo, fiberglass, or somesuch?

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blueskyjaunte
June 9, 2013, 02:34 AM
Soak it with enough resin and I guess it's not much different from any other composite material.

creeper1956
June 9, 2013, 04:04 PM
They make 1911 grips out of laminate paper and phenolic resin (http://www.raascogrips.com/1911-grips--mic1911.html)... so why not a stock? ;)

Sentryau2
June 9, 2013, 04:23 PM
I wonder how well polyurethane would work to reinforce it?

backbencher
June 9, 2013, 05:44 PM
Thanks for the link. I was just thinking of filling the thing with Bondo, as was suggested in this thread (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=715371), but surely I could stuff it with fiberglass mat. Would that make it too heavy, if it was solid fiberglass beneath the buffer tube?

backbencher
June 11, 2013, 04:05 PM
Bob the Virginian has suggested using an interior of styrofoam, wrapped in fiberglass cloth. Would that stand up to .223" recoil?

rcmodel
June 11, 2013, 04:15 PM
That's how they make some composite hand laid fiberglass or carbon fiber stocks for .458 elephant rifles.

http://firearmshistory.blogspot.com/2010/07/stocks-composite-stocks.html

rc

backbencher
June 12, 2013, 11:06 AM
Truly you are a font of information rc. Thank you.

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