Fixing a Jerry rigged stock

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  1. Appalachiannative

    Appalachiannative Member

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    So here is my quick fix for this shotgun I bought at a flea market that someone had grossly over shortened the stock. I mean seriously I guess they were trying to make a youth model and way over did it. I'm no wood worker so I just kinda eye balled it with a piece of 2x4 using a finish saw, rotary tool, and a file that I used as a chisel half the time I cut out and epoxied on an extension then cover up the ugly repair with a slip on butt pad
    Thinking about putting a nicer stain on there too IMG_20221112_221503846.jpg IMG_20221112_221510721.jpg IMG_20221113_100958553.jpg IMG_20221114_085253585.jpg IMG_20221114_085334889.jpg IMG_20221114_090434992.jpg
     
  2. gobsauce

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    That's really not too far off. My grandad made a solid business making/repairing stocks for folks in Mexico (way back when, for the ranch hunting clubs), and that's how he'd fix the stocks.

    Sometimes, someone would grow up with the same rifle from childhood, and need the stock lengthened. I'd say you did a good job, for someone who's not a wood worker.
     
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  3. sparkyv

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    WHAT!!!??? And ruin that fine job? NOOOOOO!
     
  4. 4v50 Gary

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    Functional fix & especially good way to hide it.
     
  5. BigBlue 94

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    Looks good to me. From a functional standpoint anyway. :thumbup:
     
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    Hey, if it works it ain't dumb!!
     
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    It's that a Brazilian 410?
    That's a functional fix. It's definitely a candidate for a little stripeaze and a redo.
     
  8. Appalachiannative

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    Brazilian. .410? Never seen one. It's a Stevens 9478 20 gauge
     
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  9. Bfh_auto

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    I see when I was a child. My Dad had one that looked like that. But it was made in Brazil. I liked a mess of squirrels and rabbits with it.
    I like single shot shotguns and rifles.
     
  10. Blue68f100

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    My first shotgun was a Sevens single shot, 20 ga Full choke, hammer just like that one in the late 60's. If I recall they were short stocked for youth. That's was what get me into hand loading decades ago.
     
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    How hard would it be to find a replacement stock?
     
  12. Appalachiannative

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    Wait now that I think about it I have seen a single shot that came with a .243 barrel and a 20 gauge barrel. Sold under the name BrazTech manufactured in Brazil by Taurus
     
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  13. Appalachiannative

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    Not hard at all but it would cost well over $100 and this gun isn't even worth $200. This was kind of a practice job to build up my skill set
     
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