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Stock fix shotgun grip

wpagewpage Member Posts: 10,203 ✭✭✭
edited October 2011 in Ask the Experts
Gramps old Ithaca has a old ghetto repair with a brass nut and bolt securing the split in the but-stock grip...

Any suggestions on alternative solutions to dress up this classic sxs?
Thanks!

Comments

  • hillbillehillbille Member Posts: 13,148 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    drill each end out slightly larger, insert shorter bolt and nut, then plug with scrap wood.... sand down refinish if plugs look to bad.
  • nononsensenononsense Member Posts: 10,934 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    wpage,

    A good picture would go a long way to helping us see the extent of the damage.

    Best.
  • thorhammerthorhammer Member Posts: 903 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    I'm assuming you want to keep the stock and not replace it.

    Remove stock from gun and unbolt the repair, hopefully there will be a gap present. modern day 2-part epoxies work exceptionally well, and use a popsical stick to press the epoxie deep into the gap and clamp using scrap wood pieces to not mar the finish. do not use a 5 minute glue as you'll need time to fill the gap and wipe excess off the stock.

    look for a threaded 2 part rivet in the hardware stores nut & bolt trays to fit the old repair hole only shorter. probably locate this before glueing so you can clamp the crack using this also.

    as to the final fill of the holes, hopefully a colored wood putty.

    good luck, Thor
  • wpagewpage Member Posts: 10,203 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Thanks for the suggestions...

    Thinking of using a hammer in frame type solution. Sorry no pics.
    Glue and hammer or screw is my preference. Like the idea of a mini solution,
    thanks for that!
  • JunkballerJunkballer Member Posts: 8,729 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Do as they did in the old days, wrap with green(fresh)rawhide and secure the end with brass tacks, let it dry. It will last forever, ask Cochise [:)]

    "Never do wrong to make a friend----or to keep one".....Robert E. Lee

  • Ned FallNed Fall Member Posts: 662 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Contact Gun Parts Inc. and buy a replacement.
  • FatstratFatstrat Member Posts: 9,147
    edited November -1
    quote:Originally posted by Ned Fall
    Contact Gun Parts Inc. and buy a replacement.

    Or watch the auctions for a vintage replacement.
  • wpagewpage Member Posts: 10,203 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    Lots of good info...

    Going to go both ways and fix the old as well as get a new stock for comparisons.

    Thanks!
  • wpagewpage Member Posts: 10,203 ✭✭✭
    edited November -1
    A friend showed me a old trick using molding fasteners that look like a
    metal strip stamped to a zzz type design. Got to digest all this and keep the old as a hot spare with repairs.

    Thanks
    All!
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