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Old 08-09-2013, 10:13 PM   #101
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Are there any people that can take a factory shotgun stock (that is cracked) and make an exact replica of it? For less that the price of a new Citori?

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A stock maker with a duplicator should be able to build you a pretty close to matching stock. If all of the wood is there but it is cracked a good gunsmith might be able to do a quality hard to see repair

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Are there any people that can take a factory shotgun stock (that is cracked) and make an exact replica of it? For less that the price of a new Citori?
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A stock maker with a duplicator should be able to build you a pretty close to matching stock. If all of the wood is there but it is cracked a good gunsmith might be able to do a quality hard to see repair
Pertinent info for me too, thanks. Mine is cracked and has been repaired, but I do want to replace it some day.
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i'd be more concerned about what caused it to crack.

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there is a cult following for the winchester super xm1. only 90,000 made from 74 to 81, but most can last 1 million rounds with minimal trouble.

mine has 875,000 in it and i changed a bolt lock and rubber seal 100,000 rounds ago.
went to the world shoot with it and our team placed 1st in doubles 3 years in a row. sxm1...great semi auto.
Can you post a picture for me ? I've never seen one. I did some research the other night on "why buy an expensive shotgun ?" What do you get for $2K vs $4K & the $10K up. I have a admit to a case of O/U envy.

One of the advantages of the higher End guns is the availability of maintenance options. They were talking about 50K & 75K tune ups if needed. This level of shooting is way out of my league but it was an interesting read.
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i'd be more concerned about what caused it to crack.
Mine was proofed in 1931. There's no telling. I believe the screw that holds the mounting bracket on was over tightened though. I'll let you look at it this fall and you'll see what I'm talking about.
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I would think buying a replacement Citori stock would be the least expensive route.

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I would think buying a replacement Citori stock would be the least expensive route.
For his, sure. I chimed in because no one makes my gun anymore.
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buying the stock is the easy part. having it hand fitted to the reciever and trigger group is what costs. (aka: inletting.)

google winchester super x model one. and click the gallery pics.

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most high end gun manufaturers have sucessfully convinced owners for the need to tune up a gun every year.
the ploy is right down the same route as aircraft maintenance. after so many hours, a planes parts needto be inspected.
just like engines and heavy machinery with hour gauges on them. it all falls under scheduled maintenance.

but a shotgun? COME ON.
if its built to last, whats with the annual soaking of the owner game????
its all based on fear of failing. and when you compete in high levels of competition, a pro needs every ounce of insurance his gear wont fail. so, rule of thumb is, if the stakes are high, you pay higher for a gun and have an entire staff in waiting to support you.
thus guns like perazzi, kreighoff, kolar, etc...
but for us common folk?
come on.....
its why they make citoris and 3200 remingtons. you buy it and youll never have to worry for its entire life.

take it one more step...now you can see why the imports have taken over the market. they did their homework and determined its better to put a million cheap guns in hands of usa shooters, than making a million good guns. sorta like why singer sewing machines went out of business. they last 4 generations.
gun mfg'ers dont want that anymore, they want turn overs $$$
so enter the cheapo unpronouncable gun names you see today.was a day american guns were both economical AND WELL BUILT.
im shooting guns made in the 50's. odds are it will last my liftime and my next generations too.
....without a tune up contract to support it.
btw, japs get my thumbs up. they took an american idea and perfected it for browning.

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