Posted 11 February 2007 - 11:03 AM
See the gap behind the guard.
Posted 11 February 2007 - 11:10 AM
Neat project. I have all the parts assembled for such a project. Got the Brno M21 stock & barrel and similar bow. Mine will one day become an 8x60S.
Posted 11 February 2007 - 11:34 AM
Posted 11 February 2007 - 05:50 PM
If it were a perfect rifle you'd probably get a big head and become insufferable.
Be happy with that little gap- without it you'd probably have to find something else to do after mastering sporterizing.
Posted 12 February 2007 - 05:54 PM
You'd have to ask Sailormilan2, I bought it from him. I think it is an old fajen.
Posted 13 February 2007 - 06:58 PM
I've had good experiences with epoxy products by a company know as PC7.
I used their white porcelain epoxy to repair a hole in a dish washer.
It held until the rest of the dish washer wore out.
I've been using their wood filler product to fill in gaps on my sporterized stocks.
It stains well and becomes difficult to tell.
If you were to coat your T-guard with release and mask off the rest of the stock
you may be able to fill that gap to be barely noticeable.
I suggest the masking because it can leave an oil type stain if it were to get on
the surface of the wood.
Best of luck
Posted 14 April 2007 - 04:01 PM
Posted 14 April 2007 - 05:07 PM
1. Use a wood filler (as others have suggested) to fill this area, then grain and stain it to blend with the rest of the wood. I like using the Elmers brand of acrylic fillers because they dry fast and can be tinted with acrylic artists colors. For your stock the dark walnut might be a good choice(available at most home improvement centers and hardware). After it is dry, use an Exacto blade to cut shallow grain lines that mimic the natural wood. You can practice on some scrap to get a feel for it. Apply some finish to the stock and patch, then when that's dry, color the repair with tinted lacquer to blend. Then apply the final coats of finish.
2. By the look of your photos there is a fair amount of wood above the metal that will need to be sanded down. I have been successful closing some gaps by using a punch to peen down(compress) the wood, causing it to expand into the gap. Just be careful not to peen it below the metal(of course you could file down the metal to compensate). Once you sand down, you won't be able to detect the repair.
Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:04 PM
I'm still perfecting my inletting skills and end up with gaps also. Usually worst at the end of the tange. One option that I have considered is taking a thin strip of matching wood and steaming it to bend around the tange. I was thinking that you could then open up the stock to receive that thin strip of wood and glue into place.
Not sure how it would look. It would hide the error and close the gap. Wouldn't be a quick or easy fix but at least there would be wood fiber there.
Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:18 PM
Looks good. I think a bit of acraglass & dye is the quick fix. Otherwise, gluing some shavings in will work too.
Posted 14 April 2007 - 08:56 PM
Posted 14 April 2007 - 10:27 PM
Kenak, I got two stocks that look just like that one from Midway a few years ago. If I remember correctly, Z or somebody else from the the old group posted a link to a deal that included an A&B barrel, metal butt plate and grip cap. Myself and several others jumped on it. I can't recall if it was a closeout but it might be worth your time to search Midway's website to see if the stock is still avaialble.
Posted 16 April 2007 - 09:45 PM
And kudos for not giving up (as I would have).
Not giving up and learning to fix these problems is the difference between Bubbas and craftsmen.
Thanks for the encouragement to work on craftsmanship!
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