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Shotgun Stock Repair ... Thanks Larry Potterfield

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Shotgun Stock Repair ... Thanks Larry Potterfield

Postby GOHUNT » Tue Sep 11, 2018 2:53 pm

I have this Savage model 24 over/under 22 WMR over 20 gauge that the stock was really nice except it had a crack on each side, high, right where the wood meets the frame. I've seen several Savage and Stevens shotguns cracked at or near the same place. I googled "shotgun stock repair" and after watching a few videos ended up watching this somewhat long but very informative video by Larry Potterfield / Midway USA and keyed in on how he repaired a similar crack in his shotgun stock (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AAMspI1BeyI). I determined that my stock didn't appear to be oil soaked like his was, so I decided to try to repair these two cracks by his method of drilling/glueing/doweling. Yep, I was pretty nervous putting the drill to the clamped stock, and ended up running the drill out to the inside on both sides...guess I was a little too cautious. Then loosened the clamp, rounded off some appropriately sized large wooden match sticks to use as dowels, mixed up so 15 min epoxy, packed it in and worked it into the cracks, then clamped again. I was careful not to leave any glue on the finished side of the stock. Upon drying, I shaved off the dowel flush, used 400grit sandpaper to take off a thin layer of wood on the insides of the stock where it fit really tight up over the frame, then re-assembled. Although I didn't get it perfectly drawn tight/flush on one side, it is a huge improvement over the way it was with two loose "ears" to potentially break off. See the before and after pics.
Thanks Larry Potterfield!!!

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Re: Shotgun Stock Repair ... Thanks Larry Potterfield

Postby GOHUNT » Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:43 pm

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Re: Shotgun Stock Repair ... Thanks Larry Potterfield

Postby ROVERBOY » Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:47 pm

That turned out good. Stock repair can be hard to do. I've fixed a few myself, and sometimes depending on how bad it is, it can be tedious.
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Re: Shotgun Stock Repair ... Thanks Larry Potterfield

Postby TN Song Dog » Sun May 26, 2019 10:27 pm

Nice job, and nice gun.
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Re: Shotgun Stock Repair ... Thanks Larry Potterfield

Postby GOHUNT » Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:28 am

TN Song Dog wrote:Nice job, and nice gun.



Thanks. Gun is a Savage model 24 but u probably knew that. I bought if off the internet as a .22 over 20 gauge but when I got it I found that it was a .22 Mag over 20 gauge! I was so not disappointed.
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