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Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by esoxhunter, Mar 22, 2008.

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  1. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    I just had my Beretta 682 refinished. (Stock/Forearm). I shot exactly 100 rounds through it and noted a hairline crack that started at the left side, where the wood meets the receiver and runs along the top. It is apparent that in another 100 rounds this crack might well have split part of the wood completely away from the receiver. This is an older gun. What could have caused this crack? Hopefully it can be reinforced. Ed
     
  2. phirel

    phirel TS Member

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    I have seen cracks appear in this area from improperly inletting the wood and dropping the wood during the finishing process. A build up of finishing material ion the inleted surfaces can result in improper inletting. It is also possible that the crack has been present for a little time but just became noticeable when the finish was made nice and shinny.

    In this case, the actual cause will probably never be discovered. It can be repaired.

    Pat Ireland
     
  3. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the input Pat. This work was done by a very reputable gunsmith. I am sending it back on Monday and am sure they will rectify the problem. It just is very frustrating to wait 3 months and then have this happen. Thanks again. Ed
     
  4. crusha

    crusha TS Member

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    Esox,

    Beretta 680 series stocks are notorious for cracking in the wrist area if they have been off the gun and shipped. Once they're off the gun, there's no support in the tang area, and if it's not properly packed for shipping (reinforced between the wood pieces...an empty 12ga shotshell fits nice), it don't take much for the friendly skies or truck people to induce a crack when the box is shoved around and dropped.
     
  5. esoxhunter

    esoxhunter Well-Known Member

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    It had to happen during the refinishing process. I personally delivered the gun intact with the receiver attached to the wood. When it was shipped back the receiver was again attached to the wood and it was packed very professionally. I am thinking as Pat said; some of the refinishing material came between the wood and the metal and caused some type of stress crack. Ed
     
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