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O/T Gunstock bending

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by geepee, Oct 15, 2007.

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  1. geepee

    geepee TS Member

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    I have a field gun I would like to put some cast in the stock...
    Any recommendations?
     
  2. Fast Oil

    Fast Oil TS Member

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    call John Rano at the Orvis Manchester Gun Room - 802-362-2580 or by e-mail ranoj@orvis.com
     
  3. GunDr

    GunDr Well-Known Member

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    You didn't say what kind of gun you got, but I guess that doesn't matter. Some guns can be cast by altering the inletting and others will need the wood bent.

    Doug Braker
     
  4. jakearoo

    jakearoo Active Member

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    Lots of guys can bend stocks. You can also take the gun and put it where it is quite warm, say where the sun comes in a window. (You can also use a heating pad or an infared heat lamp.) Lay it on its side with the side up opposite the direction you want the cast. Prop it up on some books with the buttstock in the air. Cover the receiver and barrels with a couple of bags of shot. Put a 25 lb. shot bag on the stock for a few days. It will give it some cast. Actually, works pretty well. Jake
     
  5. halfmile

    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Heat lamp, the infrared type. weight the stock and heat the wrist.

    There was a guy that used to advertise a hot oil method. And some people were using steam, but refinishing became part of the package.

    HM
     
  6. Fish Springs

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    Larry Feland, Katy, Texas.

    http://www.felandgunsmith.com/
     
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