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dukesoprano 04-20-2017 07:20 PM

How I fixed the M1 Carbine recoil plate screw hole
 
I traded for this 1942 Inland a while ago and the stock was shot so I purchased this one, no cracks but needed a little work around the recoil plate screw hole. You can see there was some wood missing, this was also one of the problems with the stock I replaced.

Step 1. drill the upper part of the hole to 15/64
http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL61.../413295760.jpg

Step 2. Insert empty .22 shell
http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL61.../413295761.jpg
http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL61.../413295762.jpg

Step 3. JB Weld, not the fast stuff either
http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL61.../413295763.jpg

Step 4. lay saran wrap over the JB Weld and insert the recoil plate, wait 24 hours
http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL61.../413295765.jpg

Step 5. Using a dremel I smoothed out the JB weld, then drilled a pilot hole in the .22 case
http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL61.../413295766.jpg

Step 6. Open the hole up
http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL61.../413295767.jpg

Step 7. Reassemble M1
http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL61.../413295768.jpg

Step 8. Take gun to range
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Step 9. Aim at 100 yard target
http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL61.../413295770.jpg

Step 10. Hit the bullseye with the second shot!
http://pic100.picturetrail.com/VOL61.../413295773.jpg

Steve9 04-20-2017 09:08 PM

Step 11: Jump up & down, whoop and holler!

gunny 04-20-2017 09:12 PM

Nice rescue Duke!

dukesoprano 04-20-2017 09:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Steve9 (Post 1594810)
Step 11: Jump up & down, whoop and holler!

That is exactly what happened! I was mad I had not brought any bigger targets. I shot the same size target at 50 yards and was amazed I hit it. Then I shot one at the 100 and couldnt see where I hit (must of been low) so lucky for me a buddy was at the range and he grabbed his binoculars out of his truck. First shot with him watching, he calls out low/right, im like how far off the target????

He yells, a couple inches from center!

Without easing my grip I fired off another, he yelled BULLSEYE!

(we hugged) LMAO

GM1MAN 04-21-2017 07:40 AM

Nice save on the stock, thanks for the post.

ACampComLegacy 04-21-2017 09:51 AM

Pretty good work there Jeff...

sparx 05-11-2017 06:37 PM

Good job.

This is what I use to create a channel for a screw, easy removal and epoxy does not stick to wax.
sparx


Mr.Gadget 05-11-2017 07:34 PM

Thats great.

One otber way to fix is to drill out the hole larger but not all the way out the pistol grip.
Drill for a wood dowel that can be glued in place and redrill thd screw hole.

Doing so you can stain or die the wood to match and it really does not give off a repaired look for say if you get a good fit with matching wood.

I do that to repair stock screws for buttplates.

charlie E 05-15-2017 03:40 PM

Wondering why the 22 shell. Why not all epoxy and then drill.

dukesoprano 05-15-2017 04:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by charlie E (Post 1602836)
Wondering why the 22 shell. Why not all epoxy and then drill.

Well I didnt want to drill from the bottom and risk hitting the threads, seemed to work great.


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