Fixing cracked stock

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by Hectocotylus, Jul 31, 2012.

  1. Hectocotylus

    Hectocotylus New Member

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    I guys I just got a cheap .22 rifle for 50 bucks. It had a cracked stock at one point that has been repaired. Is there a good product or way to fill the crack where it broke? I hope this pic attaches...

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  2. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    For that price, I would not worry too much about looks.

    I would disassemble, then use a common wood glue, clamp it together for 24 hours, and finished with a wood filler and stain.
     

  3. Huntbear

    Huntbear New Member

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    Take the rifle out of the stock... get you some acra-glass... I take and drill a small hole down through the crack, and insert a steel pin of some kind.... mix up a small amount of the acra-glass, fill in the crack, (overfill actually) let it dry for 48 hours... sand down to stock level.

    Pick up your favorite color or spray paint... and paint the stock. I have done about a dozen of these over the years.... my buddies pick up a cheap .22 for the kids, and it has a broken stock, I fix it up this way... paint it pink for the girls (if they like pink) or green, blue, I have even done some custom camo...

    The kids love it... they have a one of a kind .22.
     
  4. Hectocotylus

    Hectocotylus New Member

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    Thanks for the advice. The stock is already repaired in that it is glued back together already. I just want to make the crack look better. Are there different color wood fillers or do I need to stain it all when I am done?
     
  5. hiwall

    hiwall Well-Known Member

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    Any hardware store will have wood filler. Or fill the existing crack with epoxy that is mixed with a little wood dust(from sanding). The wood dust will give it added strength and color. Or use epoxy without the wood dust.
     
  6. St8LineGunsmith

    St8LineGunsmith New Member

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    canebreak is on the right track
    if the cracked area is weak enough it can be pulled apart pull it apart and apply a two part epoxy then apply pressure to get it back as close to its original position with furniture clamps and allow to cure.
    once cureddrill a 3/8" dia hole cross ways through the cracked area apply 2 part epoxy into the hole and smear some on a 3/8' hard wood dowel and drive into the hole and bottom it out. cut off flush and sand smooth and flush with the stock.