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Dearhunter 01-16-2013 07:00 PM

My most prized rifle is broke
 
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I discovered that my Colt Sauer 300 weatherby mag. has a hairline crack in the bottom of the stock just behind the trigger housing that extended up into the main part of the stock. This rifle is my true love in rifles. (they don't make them anymore) Well, I have called and researched the web for a week and found out that this was a common problem with Sauer stocks. Colt gave me the name of an old timer that worked with Sauer many years ago. Anyway, after much more searching and recommendations, I found a shop in Hamilton MT. that makes Colt-Sauer replacement stocks, that look like the org. The stocks are not cheap, but my rifle is not cheap either. I mailed my rifle off yesterday for stock replacement. They make the stock to fit the individual rifle to perfection. Once I get it back I will follow up with a report.

kytowboater 01-16-2013 07:33 PM

Sorry to hear that, that is a gorgeous rifle sir. I wish you luck, and hope the replacement makes you happy again.

kingrider 01-16-2013 09:09 PM

That's a beaut for sure! Sorry to hear that. Hope they get you up and running soon.

jpattersonnh 01-16-2013 11:12 PM

If you find an old smith they can fix it. You'll never know there was an issue. A cross bolt will be nessesary, but they can make it look perfect.

Marlinman 01-16-2013 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by jpattersonnh (Post 1096880)
If you find an old smith they can fix it. You'll never know there was an issue. A cross bolt will be nessesary, but they can make it look perfect.

Yep. Drill it, counter sink it, insert screw, pack screw hole w sawdust from drilling, laquor it then stain to match the rest of the stock......the matching of the stain is the hardest part.

jpattersonnh 01-17-2013 01:32 AM

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Originally Posted by Marlinman (Post 1096886)
Yep. Drill it, counter sink it, insert screw, pack screw hole w sawdust from drilling, laquor it then stain to match the rest of the stock......the matching of the stain is the hardest part.

Cheaper then a new stock, and original.

nitestalker 01-17-2013 01:59 AM

Old hunting rifles are like old hunters. They all have a weak spot in old age.:)

dog2000tj 01-17-2013 03:07 AM

why didn't you try repairing the crack with an epoxy glue? :confused:

Trez 01-17-2013 03:05 PM

At least your having better luck than I am with my "favorite pistol" :) :(

CA357 01-17-2013 04:19 PM

I hate to hear this. Colt Sauer's are great rifles.


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