My most prized rifle is broke

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Dearhunter, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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    I discovered that my Colt Sauer 300 weatherby mag. has a hairline crack in the bottom of the stock just behind the trigger housing that extended up into the main part of the stock. This rifle is my true love in rifles. (they don't make them anymore) Well, I have called and researched the web for a week and found out that this was a common problem with Sauer stocks. Colt gave me the name of an old timer that worked with Sauer many years ago. Anyway, after much more searching and recommendations, I found a shop in Hamilton MT. that makes Colt-Sauer replacement stocks, that look like the org. The stocks are not cheap, but my rifle is not cheap either. I mailed my rifle off yesterday for stock replacement. They make the stock to fit the individual rifle to perfection. Once I get it back I will follow up with a report.
     
  2. kytowboater

    kytowboater Active Member

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    Sorry to hear that, that is a gorgeous rifle sir. I wish you luck, and hope the replacement makes you happy again.
     

  3. kingrider

    kingrider New Member

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    That's a beaut for sure! Sorry to hear that. Hope they get you up and running soon.
     
  4. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    If you find an old smith they can fix it. You'll never know there was an issue. A cross bolt will be nessesary, but they can make it look perfect.
     
  5. Marlinman

    Marlinman New Member

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    Yep. Drill it, counter sink it, insert screw, pack screw hole w sawdust from drilling, laquor it then stain to match the rest of the stock......the matching of the stain is the hardest part.
     
  6. jpattersonnh

    jpattersonnh Active Member

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    Cheaper then a new stock, and original.
     
  7. nitestalker

    nitestalker New Member

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    Old hunting rifles are like old hunters. They all have a weak spot in old age.:)
     
  8. dog2000tj

    dog2000tj New Member

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    why didn't you try repairing the crack with an epoxy glue? :confused:
     
  9. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    At least your having better luck than I am with my "favorite pistol" :) :(
     
  10. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    I hate to hear this. Colt Sauer's are great rifles.
     
  11. rjgnwdc

    rjgnwdc New Member Supporter

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    Beautiful rifle! I have heard of Hamilton, MT but it was about the great custom rifle barrels... sounds like the place to go for custom rifle work
     
  12. Dearhunter

    Dearhunter Supporting Member Supporter

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