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How to fix stock

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 911 Carrera, May 19, 2010.

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  1. 911 Carrera

    911 Carrera TS Member

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    Last night I was shooting next to a person with no shell catcher on their 1100. First it was very annoying with shells flying around but what really got me was when one hit the stock of my BT-99 and put a small nick in it! I know it's nothing to worry about but I take extremely good care of my equipment and that's the first blemish on the gun in the two years I have owned it. Any ideas on how it can be fixed? Thanks in advance for your help.

    Dan
     
  2. Steve W

    Steve W Well-Known Member

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    Dan, first I must say it's amazing to keep a gun without dings and scratches after two years of shooting.

    You must remove the high gloss Browning finish to rise the dent, in this case, it's not worth the trouble for just one small nick. But if you must, remove the finish to bare wood, cover the spot with damp cloth, use the tip of a hot iron to press the steam into the wood, this will rise the dent. Then refinish it.

    BTW, you should make the inconsiderable shooter aware what he did. In years of shooting trap, I encountered two such individuals, I just move back one yard to avoid their flying hulls. One had some common decency to apologize after shooting, the other lack-of-love-from-his-mother-character just walked away from everyone else's eyeing. He doesn't worth any of my time.
     
  3. 911 Carrera

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    Thanks Steve. That is what I thought might have to be done.

    Dan
     
  4. phirel

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    Dan- First figure out if the dent is only in the finish or if it is in the wood. The heat/damp cloth will sometimes raise the wood but never the finish. If it is restricted to the finish, the super glue system may work but if not done with care, it can make a mess. I think I would live with the small ding.

    Pat Ireland
     
  5. Rastoff

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    I had a guy that was so bothered that his shells were flying in my direction he gave me a box of shells after the round and profusely apologized.

    If the ding is in the finish it can be repaired by careful application of new finish. The problem here is that it will need to be sanded down and then another finish applied and sanded smooth to match the rest of the stock. This takes patience and skill. I recommend a professional for this work.

    If you want to just refinish the stock, you'll have to remove the entire finish that's on there now. Browning has a very tough finish and it's not easy to remove, but once gone you will be able to make that stock look better than it ever did new.
     
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