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Franklin1995 06-17-2013 02:53 PM

1920's stevens 16 gauge
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Good morning guys,
I have a old 1920's stevens side by side shotgun. About a year ago I took it to the range to shoot it for the first time in 40 years, and the range officer decided he wanted to look at it. Long story short, he dropped it and part of the stock broke on it. I want to repair it but I don't really have enough money to take it to a smith. I've been looking online and it seems that repairs on wood stocks are easy to do yourself. Does anyone have any tips on what glue to use? What methods? Should I even try? I attached some pictures. Any advice is greatly appreciated :) Thanks

Hectocotylus 06-17-2013 03:30 PM

You should beat the money out of his hide. That should take care of getting a nice fix.

Franklin1995 06-17-2013 03:34 PM

Too late for that, although now I wish I had :/ any idea how much a "nice fix" would cost me?

Hectocotylus 06-17-2013 03:39 PM

If I was going to do it (not much experience with wood in a professional sort of way) I would buy this glue called 2p10. Once you put that stuff on the wood will break before the glue does. I have fixed a million things with that glue. If the pieces don't fit absolutely perfectly because there are some splinters gone on the edges or something I would get some wood filler to mask the seam a bit. Again I am just saying what I would do. I will prepare to be blasted by an expert wood worker who would find what I say appalling I am sure.

Franklin1995 06-17-2013 03:42 PM

It's actually a very VERY clean break (I got lucky). It lines up perfectly and you can just faintly see where it is broken. Thank you for the advice.

hiwall 06-17-2013 07:38 PM

Any epoxy glue(slow cure would be best) would work excellent (thats what a gunsmith would use). Likely have to refinish the stock after it is glued. But that can be decided after you see how it looks with the piece glued on.

Franklin1995 06-17-2013 07:54 PM

How should I clamp it together? And is it just epoxy, or do I need to use rods with it too? Thanks

Ez2b 06-17-2013 08:09 PM

I would suggest just glue it together no need for dowels
If you don't have cramps big enough use
some stretching tape like electrical tape. Wrap tape all the way around the stock in a couple of places
Wipe off excess glue before it dries
Since its on the bottom of your stock it should not have any bad effects.

Sniper03 06-17-2013 08:09 PM


Before I glued it back in place I would insert one or two wood or metal dowel pins in the stock. Otherwise out in front of the screw in the bottom piece I would drill a dowel pin hole in it. Not too deep and then one adjacent to it in the top piece of wood. Use one of those wooden dowel/s cut to length like you get when you buy the furniture kits to assemble. Then glue the dowel to one part first. Then trim it to length so the twp pieces match perfectly. When glued together this will give the repair good strength and also help to hold the pieces in place when clamping them when gluing.
Just a suggestion.


Franklin1995 06-17-2013 08:37 PM

Thank you very much guys. I'm going to try and fix this up tonight. I'll post some pictures when i'm done to let you guys know how it worked out :)

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