1920's stevens 16 gauge

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Franklin1995, Jun 17, 2013.

  1. Franklin1995

    Franklin1995 New Member

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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
     

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  2. Hectocotylus

    Hectocotylus New Member

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

  3. Franklin1995

    Franklin1995 New Member

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

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    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.
     
  5. Franklin1995

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    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.
     
  6. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  7. Franklin1995

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    How should I clamp it together? And is it just epoxy, or do I need to use rods with it too? Thanks
     
  8. Ez2b

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    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.
     
  9. Sniper03

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    FRANKLIN,

    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.

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  10. Franklin1995

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    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 :)
     
  11. jniedbalski

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    Use plane old wood glue it's stronger than any wood you can glue together. If its a clean break just glue it and clamp it wipe off any excess with a damp towel make sure the two pieces are clamped tight and even . I have repaired stocks like this many times the Elmer's wood glue or other brand works best if you use a epoxy or gorilla glue it doesn't work as good you usually can see the break and it makes clean up a mess. Regular wood glue cleans up with water if you do it before it dries. The spot glued will be stronger than any wood you can glue together .
     
  12. hiwall

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    jniedbalski. While you are correct in everything you said the only bad part is regular wood glue in not water proof or even water resistant. Also after a length of time it is likely to let loose.
     
  13. jniedbalski

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    Regular wood glue will not come appart unless it sits for days months wet. If the gun is going to see this kind of wet weather they have out door or weather proof wood glue sold side by side the regular wood glue. Semi trailer flooring is made with oak strips glued with regular wood glue. I have a table top on a bench outside for over 8 years and it hasn't came apart yet. We get at times a lot of rain in the spring here. Now I don't know why but soft wood like pine can come unglued when left wet for awhile.
     
  14. chuckusaret

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    I had a Mosin stock repaired by a local woodworking shop, the crack blends in with the run of the grain and is not visible. It was a clean break such as yours and took the guy about ten minutes to line it up, place the glue and clamp it, but 24 hours to dry.