I have drug out my old Model 11 and have been doing a little rabbit hunting and decided to "spruce up" this old auto loader. Now this was my grandfathers who passed it on to me when he died, he used it a good bit while it was his and it got a little beat up. Anyway I took off the barrel and recoil spring and other to clean and i noticed a crack on the top back of the forend where it meets the receiver between the mag tube and the barrel, and then this happened........
I then realized that the little nubs that go into the receiver between the barrel and mag have broke off.
Since I don't have the original nubs or whatever they are to glue back in could I simply drill out the hole and use a dowel rod or something as an alternative?
Also I would like to do something to the stock and forend itself. Both are pretty banged up.
What is a good way to strip the old finish off without really hurting the wood?
Ive heard of using and iron and a damp cloth, should I do this before or after stripping the old finish?
Any hints, tricks, and tips will be greatly appreciated.