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I have a Marlin model 120 mag in 12 gauge that needs to be refinished. It appears that the recoid pad has been glued to the spacer and stock. Is this possible? The repair schematic shows that the recoil pad should have two wood screws holding the pad to the stock. Now what do I do to remove the recoil pad and refinish the stock?

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Harry in PA
 

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Absolutely possible, though more then likely not done by Marlin. More then likely if the adhesive is very strong, you are going to destroy the spacer and pad, trying to remove.

If you are planning on refinishing, you could try to soak some adhesive remover between the stock and spacer, such as acetone, though it will more then likely dissolve the spacer somewhat, or the pad if you get some on there.
 

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Good point Bob. I should not insinuate. The slits in the pad are not detectable, without pulling them apart at times. If you do find the slits, use petroleum jelly on the screw driver as to not rip up the rubber when turning the screws.
 

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I have had this problem with perazzi take a hot air gun heat it and you can take it off with no damage dont over heat it,Dan if they put good pads on then you would't have to replace them,there pads are a little better now than then,Dan
 

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Hi

Warm it up with a hair dryer then get a piece of fishing line and work in between the pad and stock like you would flossing your teeth. Works for me.

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I have had recoil pads that have been expoxyed on the stock in the past. I use a 3 inch wide thin pudy knife. I place it between the pad and the stock and hit down with a hammer. It usually comes off with no damage to the stock.
Steve Balistreri
 
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