Fixed my first broken stock

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by zeke73, Apr 30, 2011.

  1. zeke73

    zeke73 New Member

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    This is a Sprinfield 87A 22 semi. auto. I broke back in the early 80's could not find a stock so I figured I try to fix myself. I know it's not worth anything but now its atleast useable. I will put pics the best I can.
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    24 hr 2 part epoxyed together
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    used wood epoxy paste to fill in missing wood
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    part 2 coming it took an hour to get this far.lol
     
  2. Jesse17

    Jesse17 New Member

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    Hey, the last picture looks like it's just spalted lumber. ;)
     

  3. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Sweet!!! Any suggestions on repairing just a crack??
     
  4. zeke73

    zeke73 New Member

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    Part 2,

    the oblong hole on top is were I drilled a hole 3/4 the way down into the stock and epoxyed a wood dowel in to it.
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    broken trigger guard
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    the finished product, not to happy with the finish but it's just going to be my garage gun for varmits.
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    Please feel free to tell me what I could have did different, you can't hurt my feelings thats how you learn. Thanks
     
  5. zeke73

    zeke73 New Member

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    Trez I can not give any safe suggestion untill I try it on my own first to see if it works. This was my first stock repair and being a welder I personaly hate wood, but I'm trying.
     
  6. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    Great job repairing that stock! In regards to the cracked or broken stock, you can drill tiny holes & use brass stock repair pins. They're available at brownells.com, or you can make your own. I recommend the brownells 1s because they're already ribbed to retain the epoxy. Be sure to coat them with epoxy so they won't ever move.
     
  7. zeke73

    zeke73 New Member

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    Thanks guy's! Stalkingbear, that sounds like a good way of doing a crack witch I have a friends gun he want's to have a cracked stock fixed. My question is how do you blend in the holes to the finish if you don't redo the whole stock? And even then you can see I couldn't blend that in you can see the repair.
     
  8. stalkingbear

    stalkingbear Well-Known Member

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    What you can do is cut the brass repair pin a tad short-leaving it below the level. Then fill in the rest with wood chips that you have from drilling the hole and stain it as necessary.
     
  9. M14sRock

    M14sRock Active Member

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    That is an outstanding job!
     
  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Job done well! Congrats.
     
  11. Davyboy

    Davyboy New Member

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    Its a great feeling to shoot a weapon you have brought back to life with your own two hands. Job well done.
     
  12. zeke73

    zeke73 New Member

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    Thanks everyone, that makes it easyer for a guy to try again or something new. Jesse17 you must know wood I had to google what spalted wood was thanks.
     
  13. Jesse17

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    I spent a few years obsessed with woodworking. Now I have a double car garage sized shop full of full size wood tools that I can't get to because of all my wifes horse crap in the way. :mad:

    You did a good job. You should be proud! :)
     
  14. masterPsmith

    masterPsmith New Member

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    Looks like a job well done. Always great to bring one back to life...


    Jim............