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I've not had that experience either with old dry furniture fixes or a couple of stock repairs.There is also the option of threaded rods on either side of the hole. If need be.
I have a,ready PMd DD with another scenario.
Once the stock is loosens, removed from the rifle and the buttplate undone, should it be in two separate pieces (the crack shows on both sides) it would be easier and less noticeable to approach it as a total glue-up.
Dry fit the bits back together. Glue as any wood shop would and leave clamped for 48 hours. Making the effort to clean off any squeeze out naturally. Using the right adhesive the joint would be strong enough, maybe stronger than the wood itself.
No need for dowels or pins, or Heaven forbid screws.
I'm never been a fan of Gorilla Glue. It expands to fill voids which means it also wants to separate the joint. It brittles with age meaning it's prone to failure. Its a one way one time fix. Should it need attention down the road you're talking larger amounts of wood removal to get another repair attempt to even take hold.
I've used Gorilla Glue around the house. I tossed a few furniture items into the trash afterward. Cheap furniture justifiable as an experiment. Epic fail. It was impressive for the first few months to a year. Then total crap.
I learned not to trust Gorilla Tape as well. Grabs tight when fresh but doesn't stay fresh for long. Probably better to wrap the joint in rags and tie wire.
edit: I see Lyman and I are both on the same page at right around the same time
It would hide the ring shank nail repairs from the 'Mountain Top Hadji Shop'.
Waiting for DDogs verdict. A hunch being just a hunch, I'm starting to guess transit damage.
That's about the gist of it. When there is enough free space for the rifle to move around and poke through the box, that says it was packed poorly from the get-go. It can't be ruled out as a possible contributing factor to the damage. Consider just the muzzle - poking through indicates the muzzle was not wrapped or protected, nor was the box reinforced at the muzzle end. IMO that's all the proof needed to place the burden on the seller.he posted up some pics, may have been in another part of the forum you were invited too,,,,,, when he received it, that showed that it was likely transit damage, or the poor packaging made what was there a bit worse
Hey guys, can't do that WHine and Cheese thing about a stock if you are good with mismatched # bolts.
Well, the K98k guys tell themselves that when the rifles were surrendered the bolts were separated , for safety, and when the GIs wanted to grab a souvenir they picked a rifle from one pile and a bolt from another. Still original... from the same pile that is....
Kinda hard to do that with a buttstock on an Enfield...
I’m thinking the evidence is that butt destruction certainly occurred in transit.
Are you forgetting about the shoulder inside the through hole? Then there's the little things like making sure the door functions and losing the stowage for the pullthrough weight. By that time the thought of slapping a buttstock on it doesn't sound so bad. it leans closer to being correct than the repairs to save a marking.Ok I had a thought about another way to repair it.......How about boring out the bolt hole and gluing in a metal tube (or piece of pipe ? ) for strength and gluing and clamping the crack closed? it might be both strong and invisible...just a thought.....