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Old 05-21-2020, 05:41 PM
USMCorporal USMCorporal is offline
 
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Default Re-doing the paratrooper carbine leather cheek piece?

Has anyone re-done the leather cheek piece on the M1 para carbine stock?
Im mainly looking for the size to the required brass rivets and any possible rivetting tools. The ones offered on ebay do not seem to be complete sets of rivets.
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:00 AM
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Each rivet is 1 piece so you only need 4 rivets. Never personally seen the leather replaced. Just seen on line pics.
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:08 AM
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Here's mine, with tools used shown. https://imgur.com/a/dPllE
It's not an original stock but I think it turned out nice. I have one of the Italian high-woods to do when the mood strikes.
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Old 05-22-2020, 09:36 AM
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Here's mine, with tools used shown. https://imgur.com/a/dPllE
It's not an original stock but I think it turned out nice. I have one of the Italian high-woods to do when the mood strikes.
I assume you used adhesive between the metal and leather. Did you use standard contact segment like cement for other leather work?

I don’t have an M1A1 but I’ve got a number of other projects with metal stocks that tend to slap or pull whiskers from my beard and some leather pads would be a simple fix that I hadn’t considered before. Thank you
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:31 AM
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Here's mine, with tools used shown. https://imgur.com/a/dPllE
It's not an original stock but I think it turned out nice. I have one of the Italian high-woods to do when the mood strikes.
Are these single piece 7/4 rivets? Im trying to find out the specs and tools. Any info would be helpful.
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Old 05-22-2020, 12:46 PM
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I’ve got some extra and the tool to use it. I’ll give you the rivets and let you borrow the tool, just pay for shipping to and fro. Shoot me a PM if you’re interested. I also have some other tips too.
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:01 PM
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Iíve got some extra and the tool to use it. Iíll give you the rivets and let you borrow the tool, just pay for shipping to and fro. Shoot me a PM if youíre interested. I also have some other tips too.
Wow really appreciate it. Thanks
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Old 05-22-2020, 02:07 PM
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Here's mine, with tools used shown. https://imgur.com/a/dPllE
It's not an original stock but I think it turned out nice. I have one of the Italian high-woods to do when the mood strikes.

That turned out really well.
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Old 05-22-2020, 03:45 PM
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That turned out really well.
+1 nice job !!!
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Old 05-22-2020, 05:44 PM
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I assume you used adhesive between the metal and leather. Did you use standard contact segment like cement for other leather work?

I donít have an M1A1 but Iíve got a number of other projects with metal stocks that tend to slap or pull whiskers from my beard and some leather pads would be a simple fix that I hadnít considered before. Thank you
It was a while ago I did this one, if I recall I didn't have to re-glue the leather or might have just been the edges. I have used contact cement or leather cement in the past. Dye was Fiebings Dark Brown, with some dark mahogony alcohol stain I think.

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Are these single piece 7/4 rivets? Im trying to find out the specs and tools. Any info would be helpful.
Sent you a PM with the info.
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