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    Shotgun Stock Repair

    I have a small split in my Baikal Single Barrel Shotgun Stock that I want to repair.

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    Whats the best way to repair this type of split?

    Should I just glue it and clamp it?

    If so what's the best glue to use.

    Should I do something else.

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    You can get a gorilla glue that expands when drying.you have to clamp the joint then sand the ooze off it is a hard as shit and doesn't let go
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    I have some Araldite but was unsure what would be best.

    I'll look into the Gorilla Glue.

    It's not an expensive shotgun but it is the first one I bought when I was 16, I'm 50 now.

    I had my licence about three hours when I purchased it New out of Craft & Hern when they had in a little shop in Havelock North.

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    The gorilla brand is a polyurethane glue. It works best if the mating surfaces are slightly damp, this causes the glue to "foam" and expand.

    Considering the shock and stresses that a shotgun stock goes through, I would go with something ore flexible than epoxy (araldite)

    Do you want the repair to be invisible / match the current stock, or is cosmetics not an important factor ?

    If you just want a fix, not necessarily something pretty, polyurethane is good. Watch the squeeze out, it is not an easy glue to work with on it has gone hard.

    If you want something more cosmetic, make up a filler paste from yellow or white wood glue and sawdust. This is easy to sand, and you should be able to get a reasonable color match.

    I'm assuming this is just a crack, and does not require structural strengthening with dowels etc.
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    Thanks for the reply.

    Yes it's just a slight crack at this stage and I dont believe the structural integrity of the stock has been compromised.

    Cosmetics is not important however I will do a good job and believe once repaired the crack will almost be invisible.

    Just looking for advise on which type of adhesive would be best.

    Do you think PVA would be ok?

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    Ok, mask the edges, dampen, and then flood with gorilla
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    Done.

    I'll get some Gorilla Glue tomorrow.

    How damp should I get the crack?

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    Quote Originally Posted by P38 View Post

    How damp should I get the crack?
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    Fine mist from a spray bottle, you don't want droplets running down the wood

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    You don't need massive clamp pressure, and the surfaces on a stock are not always easy to get a clamp to grip.

    If you run into problems clamping, use masking tape, or bind the stock with string, just enough to squeeze the split closed.

    Good luck, take photos and show us the repair
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    Originally Posted by P38

    How damp should I get the crack?

    Quote Originally Posted by Spudattack View Post
    Hahahaha

    Good spotting Spud

    The things people write on this forum.

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    Do you want it damp or moist? If your having trouble telling, throw some flour down

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    Gorilla Glued and Clamped.

    I masked the stock up, gently prized the crack open slightly, pulled apart an old razor and used the blade to work the glue deep into the crack before lightly clamping.
    Will post some more pics of the final job once the glue has cured for 24hrs.
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    Forgot to add.

    Another example of why you should not lend your Rifles or Shotguns .... no matter how much you trust the preson your lending to.

    Cheers
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    Do you think PVA would be ok?

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    At a minimum external grade PVA, but no, I wouldnt use it. I'd use gorilla or a structural grade epoxy that is designed to take shock etc. Or maybe the stock/action bedding stuff? I assume that would be very suitable but Ive never used it. You could maybe then add the bedding in any "spaces" to strengthen that point...

 

 

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