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Stock Crack Question

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by bud168, Jan 9, 2012.

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  1. bud168

    bud168 Member

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    Guys,

    I bought a stock online, when I got it today I noticed that there was a crack on both sides of the receiver end, are these normal on an 870 stock? is it something that will get worse if I use it like this? The wood seems to be strong at the cracks. What would be the best way to fix it?

    Thanks,
    Kurt Nelson



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  2. grntitan

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    I'm no expert but i have a 1970 and 1972 model and neither have cracks. If its a normal thing, mine haven't suffered it yet and they have both been well used.

    I'll bet money its from over tightening the stock bolt.
     
  3. Stl Flyn

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    I think you should open a stock shop Matt!
     
  4. skeet_man

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    On the stock in question, you'd be better off time wise and money wise in the long run throwing it away and getting an new one. Whoever sold this to you should accept it as a return for full refund if the damage wasn't disclosed.

    Make sure the gun has a stock bearing plate, and that the stock is always tight, one of these 2 things cause the crack in the first place.
     
  5. grntitan

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    Jon,

    I'll pass. I don't have the patience or skill. :)
     
  6. Rebel Sympathy

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    And, another point of view..... If the stock is properly secured to the gun, the cracks will probably never grow. Mine has been cracked for years and still looks the same as it did 15-17 seasons ago. Shoot it. Mike
     
  7. Tron

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    If you can return it, do so....just not worth it. If you can't return it for some reason, then it should be pinned together and refinished to blend it.
     
  8. hwy13

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    Hello All,,

    A neighbor was showing me his cracked stock repair,
    he hasn't tried any shells yet.






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  9. Dr.Longshot

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    The stock looks like it has been bedded before.

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  10. bud168

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    Thanks guys.. I'm haveing an issue getting in contact with the seller (Imagine that) Looks like Im going to be stuck with the stock so I guess I will try to repair it, I put it on the gun just to see if there were any bad stress points and it doesn't seem to bad so I'm thinking the repair should strengthen the wood enough to shoot the gun, its only going to be a spare gun for a backup...

    Thanks,
    Kurt
     
  11. short shucker

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    The kind of cracks present on that stock looks like it was on the gun without the spacer. The edges were allowed to contact the frame thus putting undo stress on the shoulder.

    You can see the impression that it was there at one point in time.

    Have fun fiving it.

    ss
     
  12. Fritzboy

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    My Butt is cracked and it works fine
     
  13. j2jake

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    Fritzboy, are you sure? LMAO!!! Jake :}
     
  14. Ross

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    You might try opening the cracked area VERY SLIGHTLY then with a needle (or hypodermic syringe) if you have one inject or work some glue into the crack, then clamp for a while. I have done this with pretty fair results on an 1100 & 870. Ross Puls
     
  15. hmb

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    Put a couple drops of crazy glue on the crack. Then clamp it or wrap it with a long rubber band until it sets. HMB
     
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