Opinions on Arisaka Stock Repair

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing Forum' started by danf_fl, Mar 26, 2020.

  1. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    I was asked about repairing an Arisaka stock that was broken under the front strap.

    It looks like a clean break and was not messed with (yet) or any attempted repair.

    I think I can take wood glue (or epoxy) with a releasing agent for the screw and glue the parts together.

    Opinions?
     
  2. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I've never repaired a gun stock, but I've repaired other broken wood projects. One thing I would be somewhat
    wary of is the oil that is soaked into the stock might prevent the glue from properly soaking into the wood.
     
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  3. crash11049

    crash11049 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I have repaired a few stocks and the most important thing is, closing the break.
    If you can close the crack and have clean surfaces, your repair will work.
    Look over how you will clamp your stock before you glue anything.
    I use anything from clamps, surgical tubing and strips of rubber tire tube to compress and hold the crack together.
    You would have to see what works in your case, to hold everything in line.
     
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  4. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    This is what I'm working with.
     
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  5. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    From the pictures, it looks like it's spongy, almost rotten. Is the wood soft at the break?
     
  6. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I was thinking the same as primer1. That does not look like good wood. Be very careful and wear a mask. The dust from the finish and the wood could be toxic or allergenic.
     
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  7. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    danif,
    That is a mess not to mention the integrity of the remaining original stock that is left. I think he would be much better off trying to locate a replacement stock. If he can find one. On occasion I have seen them for as low as $59.00 on the internet. How in the world did that damage happen? WOW!

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  8. OLD Ron

    OLD Ron Well-Known Member

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    If I was trying to repair that I would drill & put dowels in then glue it . Same where the bolt went through . Then drill it back out . It is a lot of work for a stock that can be replaced for $60 .... if there is one for that . If you just want the practice like I do some times then repair away .
     
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  9. jigs-n-fixture

    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    There are very thin cyanoacrylate glues used to stabilize rotted wood. And if you could permeate and stabilize the wood, you could probably then insert two 1/8th inch fiberglass rods to reinforce the joint.
     
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  10. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    It does not seem to be soft or spongy.

    I suggested a new stock, but client would like to keep old (Grandpa's war treasure).

    The break was there for a long time (Grandpa brought it home like that).
    With the original chamber (7.7 JAP), I'm thinking of gluing stock and advise client to hang on the wall.
     
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  11. jigs-n-fixture

    jigs-n-fixture Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If you have good wood, watch this: ,and give it a go.
     
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  12. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    I have a Ariska with a "duffle cut"- I was going to repair like in this video.


    EDIT: This may be what your looking for:

     
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  13. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    Heres what Ive learned from attempting to fix my Arisaka - The dowel method doesnt really work your not going to be able to use a big enough dowel to be secure it. They always break or come loose...
     
  14. Trez

    Trez Well-Known Member

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    I gotta ask does it still have the Mum? Can you take a pic of the action. It looks like a transitional type 99... :)
     
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  15. danf_fl

    danf_fl Retired Supporter

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    Yes, it still has the mum.
     
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