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TYPES OF MATERIALS TO LENGTHEN GUNSTOCKS?

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    HELLO:
    in the past when i needed to lengthen a shotgun stock, i would just purchase a black and white spacer and do the job myself. it is very hard to find black and white spacers in this area, most are just black. the prices are outrageous, $9.95 per spacer. what other types of material can be used to lengthen a stock? hopefully something less expensive and something that will look better than just a big black spacer. any ideas????
    steve balistreri
     
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    Go to your local lumber yard or Home Depot and get a piece of wood in the thickness and type (oak, walnut, etc). Trace the outline of the butt, cut, sand, and finish the edges as required. It's lots of fun and very satisfying.

    Eric
     
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    good idea eric. any other ideas out threr?
    steve balistreri
     
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    bob- did not know plexiglass came in blue. is this easy to sand down?
    steve
     
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    The plexiglass and other acrylics are easy to work. Just be careful not to over heat them.
     
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    I'll second Bob's use of plexiglass. After spacer is cut to fit you can use a butane tourch and lightly heat the edge to make it clear as glass. Steve
     
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    aatrap- never heard of thatidea, thanks for the tip.
    steve balistreri
     
  8. BrooklynPrep69

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    Saw a guy use a piece of Corian (counter top) to lengthen a K-80.

    Steve Marengo
     
  9. leadspreader

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    as bob stated acrylic is pretty easy to work with but after time,heat and vibration it starts to crack and chip. to avoid this use polycarbonate instead . it is a little more expensive but is much more durable. this is what they make nascar windshields from.
     
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    Steve, take a peice of wood from the last tree you tried to bend a barrel around. That would work for you and everyone from here would understand. LOL
     
  11. LUGNUTZ426

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    I BOUGHT AN ACRYLIC KITHEN CUTTING BOARD (COME IN BLACK , WHITE, GREY ETC)

    3/8 THICK. BIG ENOUGH TO MAKE A DOZEN OR SO SPACERS. CHEAP, FLEXIBLE AND

    EASY TO WORK WITH.

    JOE
     
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