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Auto-5 needs a little work

Discussion in 'Shotguns' started by Col. Harrumph, Oct 24, 2019.

  1. Col. Harrumph

    Col. Harrumph Member

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    Every A5 (old style that is) I've ever looked at, as well as my own, has looked like this at the breech:
    breech.jpg
    and I learned from Mark (youtube: 'Anvil 071') that it's because the barrel, as it returns to battery, mashes the fore-end thusly:
    forearm.jpg
    Mark suggests a fix involving fabbing a steel spacer to fill the squashed-in space you see just beyond the paper label. I was wondering if an easier fix, simply filling the area with Accraglas or equivalent would work just as well?
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2019
  2. Virginian

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    A slice of the right size CPVC pipe is the easiest fix.
     
  3. Sovblocgunfan

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    I’ve thought about modifying a fender washer of some kind for the same effect.
     
  4. Rudolph31

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    Art, of Art’s Gun Shop, says nothing works. But I think he meant nothing works permanently. Let us know how, and for how long, it works out.
     
  5. ClemY

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    One option is the Ramline plastic stock. The forend has piece of firm rubber tubing that acts as a nice bump stop. And the plastic stock is practically indestructible, even if it doesn't look like nice wood. The wood eventually cracks.
     
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