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hylander
11-09-2007, 7:16 PM
So I took my new 03A3 apart to clean the Stock and put a couple
coats of Formsby oil on it and found a crack at the recoil lug area.
As far as repairing I'm thinking drill about four holes right in the middle of the crack and Acraglas Gelling it.
What do you guys think ?

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/hylander7/Firearms/RecoilLugarea.jpg

Fjold
11-09-2007, 7:24 PM
You can install a hidden crossbolt.

Cut a 1/4" slot sideways across the broken area in the middle of the recoil lug area about a half inch deep and about one inch long. (A drill press or Dremel tool works well)

Cut the head off a 1/4 in bolt so all you have left is a 1" long threaded rod.

Mix up some 24 hour epoxy and half fill the slot that you cut.

Put the 1" long threaded rod into the slot and push it into the epoxy.

Top off the slot with more epoxy.

Clean up any excess epoxy and let it dry for 24 hours.

donger
11-09-2007, 8:41 PM
You da man Frank.

ocabj
11-09-2007, 8:55 PM
Gorilla Glue is supposed to be really good for wood repair.

hylander
11-09-2007, 9:10 PM
How about useing Acraglas gel instead of Epoxy as I already have the Acraglas and was going to bed it anyway.

hylander
11-09-2007, 9:31 PM
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/hylander7/Firearms/RecoilLug1.jpg

Fjold
11-09-2007, 10:30 PM
Acraglass should work, it cures pretty hard.

hylander
11-09-2007, 10:32 PM
What about installing a regular Crossbolt ?

hylander
11-09-2007, 10:40 PM
There is a pin that goes through the stock, I guess where a Cross Bolt would go. Can I remove the pin and install a Cross Bolt ?

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/hylander7/CrossPin.jpg

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/hylander7/RecoilLugTop.jpg

hylander
11-10-2007, 2:47 PM
Here is what I did.
Basically I bedded it with Acraglass Gel.
Drilled some holes to create a Mechanical Lock.
It has a screw that is already installed in the place where a
Cross Bolt would be so I think it should be fine as long as my bedding job comes out OK. I could not add another screw because the one in there was only about 1/4" down.

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/hylander7/Firearms/Smithing/Bedding1.jpg

hylander
11-11-2007, 12:45 PM
First stage of bedding.
I need to get some more Acraglass

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b193/hylander7/Bedding.jpg

maxicon
11-13-2007, 12:57 PM
I've used Acraglas to repair a couple of cracked stocks, and it's been very good so far - no failures.

GuyW
01-03-2008, 6:16 PM
According to the gunsmiths (pro and hobbyist) quoted in Brownell's various "Kinks" books, anything and everything can be repaired with Acraglas...

...within reason, I'd say that's true...