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Hairline crack, worried?

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by SouthMetro Shooter, Mar 1, 2013.

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  1. SouthMetro Shooter

    SouthMetro Shooter TS Member

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    I took the gun out today and was checking it out. It's a beretta S682X and there is a hairline crack going maybe 1/6 of an inch on the top right behind the receiver. It's an Anton rollover stock. I don't think I should be worried but what are your thoughts?
     
  2. g7777777

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    fix it now or it will get worse and relieve it after the repair

    Regards from Iowa

    Gene
     
  3. MOP

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    Relieve the wood a little at the tang and it should be no problem.
     
  4. SouthMetro Shooter

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    By relieving do you just mean loosening the stock bolt just a bit?
     
  5. MOP

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    Remove enough wood at the tang so there is no direct contact with the tang. The recoil lug at the rear of the receiver should take the recoil, not the tang.
     
  6. Don Steele

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    DO NOT "just loosen it a little bit".
    Being a "little loose" is often the cause of those kind of cracks.
    Is what you're seeing actually a split in wood...or just in the hard-shell finish some of those Anton stocks have on them..??
    If it's in the wood, Brownells has a product for repairing splits in stocks. It's essentially a cyanoacrylate "super-glue" type of adhesive. Get it in the split then figure out why it's happening. A refit of that stock to your receiver may very well be in order. Sometimes...as already suggested...a little wood relief is all it takes. Given enough time... A split in the wood won't do anything but get worse unless it is repaired and the root cause identified and addressed properly.
     
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    to repair a crack go to a industrial supplier and get some Loctite 401,it is remarkable instant adhesive,not cheep ,but either is your stock,use it first ,then if your stock has not been bedded and relieved do or have it done next, ALL stocks should be bedded and relieved if not you will see the effect if not done,if you need to have a tad of wood removed reseal the area ,i use Birchwood Casey Tru-oil

    Victor Tomlinson
     
  8. bigbore613

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    Since you do not know what relieving means take it to a Gunsmith-stock man. Jeff
     
  9. SouthMetro Shooter

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    There's an image of the crack. And I think I'll take it to my gunsmith and see what he can do. Odenthals.
     
  10. drgondog

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    For sure you have metal impinging on the wood at 5 o'clock.Don Steele is exactly rght on the process..

    Fix it now.
     
  11. OLD ONE EYE

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    I would fix it right now a good fix is to relieve it drill a small hole down under the tang and plug it with bamboo then seal it. It is very common with old Perazzi drop out trigger guns they set back with use and cracks show up. I now shoot them a little and then relieve them right away and seal them. Using Bamboo usually stops any cracks as it is so much harder than most woods it is very good under the sealed repair. Hope this helps Buddy
     
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    Buddy (John) Ol' One-Eye:

    You are a good man to be so willing to help with your experience. Thanks.

    Mike
     
  13. Ed Y

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    I can't tell if it's the lighting but from the picture it looks like someone attempted to bend that stock for a right handed shooter and didn't properly clamp the inleted portion prior to the procedure.

    Ed Yanchok
     
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    I think Ed is on to something there. Look closely at the fit
     
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    All he needs to do is show it to Stan.
     
  16. esetter

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    Send you gun down to Dave Wolf in Waco Texas and he will fix what needs to be fixed and make the crack completely disappear. You won't be able to tell it was ever there and you won't have any further problems. He is the best I have found. Not cheap, but does excellent work and the turn around time is super fast.
     
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    I believe it was Mark at ALLEM'S that fixed one for me on my Perazzi. He relieved the pressure and glassed the bedding so as to remove the problem completly. It shows a bit but will never be a problem. A refinishing would remove all sign of it.

    Big Jack
     
  18. SouthMetro Shooter

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    Got the gun back from my smithy and he said the stock has quite a story. Made by Hillmer. Then a buddy of my smith in Montana had worked on it. It then ended up down in Florida. Stock had been oil soaked and has been bedded so many times he had to strip the old bedding and start over on it. Couldn't repair the crack because it was oil soaked by the problem was that the ears on the wood were taking pressure causing the gun to crack where it did. So he fixed that and gave it 1/1000 of an inch (or something like that) of clearance. So glad to have it back and here's hoping I don't run into anymore problems with it for a while.
     
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