Deluxe IV stock repair refinish????

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  1. weum817

    weum817 Member

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    I have a deluxe sako in 338 that I bought new in 1995, its the hi-gloss stock with the rosewood forend tip, the rosewood inlayed grip cap, etc.
    while hunting one day 15 years ago the front sling swivel broke on the sling, and the gun fell back off my shoulder, the barrel hit the ground but i caught the butt. This put a couple small cracks in the stock, one by the safety and one close to the wrist inlet... I glued them up back then the best i knew how at the time, and rubbed a little true oil over the outside where it cracked the thick gloss finish.
    does anyone know somewhere I can get the stock fixed and refinished?
    I would strip the laquer and oil finish it myslef, but I'm nervous about the checkering and messing it up for good. the inside of the stock needs dremeled out I would assume and some accra glass to reinforce the cracks from the inside...
    any help would be appreciated.

     

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    Hi Weum,
    I am no expert on stock repair. I have used industrial 2 part epoxy in the past. The ones I used are injection grade: "Prime Resins", @ Barton Southern Atlanta GA, or "Sika LV" available at Contractor supply stores.
    They are low viscocity like # 10 oil or thinner. The trick is to get the epoxy deep into the crack. These products were available in pint & quart size containers in the past, however I havn't had occasion to use any for a long time. These products are used to fill cracks in concrete structures, have high bonding & flexual strengths. I have used them as a concrete repair & concrete restoration contractor. If you can get the crack open a bit & inject or drip the epoxy in, then bind the crack together and let the epoxy do it's job. The pot life when mixed is about 20 min. @ cooler temps. Mix small amounts. I would experament on a scrap wood crack being you are not familiar with the products. Wish I had some I would send it to you.
     
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    . . . and, blow the epoxy deeper into the crack with compressed air.
     
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    Super glue is the rage for fixing dings in guitars and has moved to gun stocks.
    Stewmac.com luther tools sells tinted super glue if the ding is into the wood. You can watch a video on it for free on their sight.
    They fill, scrape, and sand in a certain way to blend the defect to where you can't see it. If your stock is lacquer
    it is easier and with care you can do it. I have fixed 4 dings so far and you can't see where they were. You have to watch
    a demo to get the idea. Works for me...Try it....or just leave them alone...
     
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