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Saving an old stock

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by GunnyUSMC, Jan 10, 2012.

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  1. GunnyUSMC

    GunnyUSMC Member

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    Some of you know that I do stock work for a hobby. One of the things I like to do is save the stocks that people think can't be saved.
    Here is one that I did a while back. It's a stock for a Mossberg M42 Trainer.
    The stock had been refinished with some type of varnish that didn't do much for it. The owner of the stock asked me to make any repairs to the stock that were needed and to try and get the finish as close as I could to the original military finish.
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    It is hard to see in the first pic. but, there was two cracks running through the wrist and the only thing that was keeping it from breaking apart was a wood screw that had been put into the wrist under the triggerguard strap.
    I removed the screw, drilled 4 holes along the cracks. I also drilled two 3/8 " holes into the wrist and inserted dowels. I used Acraglas to make the repairs.
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    All of the wrist repairs were made from the inside of the triggerguard strap channel. When I make repairs I do my best to hide all of the work.
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    The green and red saftey markers had been replaced with two small bolt head screws. The guy that I was fixing the stock for said that he was ordering new saftey markers and wanted me to remove the screws and repair the area and he would put the markers in himself.
    Well, I had to drill from the the bottom of the wrist to get to the screws to tap them out because, they were flush with the surface of the stock.
    I did a crossgrain plug repair, with a Walnut plug I made, where the screws were and then dressed it up.
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    I then did a BLO hand rubbed finish on the stock and topped it off with Tom's 1/3 Mix.
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    Now the stock is stronger then when it was new.
    Never throw out a stock just because it is broken. It is getting harder to find these old stocks.
     
  2. Earlsbud

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    Nice job Gunny! Great tutorial.
     
  3. rickb2202

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    nice work gunny !
     
  4. 35 Whelen

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    Good job!
    35W
     
  5. FROGO207

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    Great looking job again. I have one of those Mossbergs and the front section is missing. The pictures show me the approximate length. Do you know the correct length by chance? I want to make a replacement someday. For now I made a brass cap for the end that covers the band cut and looks OK. It is a bit better than the SS hose clamp and ball of black tape that it came to me with.:banghead:
     
  6. VT Deer Hunter

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    Looks good!
     
  7. sgte5

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    nice stock

    Great job Gunny, and Semper Fi
     
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