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Old 02-11-2017, 07:36 PM
SMAWman SMAWman is offline
 
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Unless one has the parts to fix any of these minor flaws. I will be putting a camouflage paint job on mine and for less than $50 I will have another stock for the herd.
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Old 02-12-2017, 06:38 AM
Renisin Renisin is online now
 
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Yeah, the one in those pics is total junk to me, I'd save my 20 dollars.
I'd have to agree with your assessment, total junk. I'd much rather spend a little extra coin and get a presentable stock.

SMAWman, painting will help with everything except hardware, and painting hardware just gives it that home made look.

I guess as a beater, it could serve a purpose.

REN
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Old 02-12-2017, 08:22 AM
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Ren, you are correct about the paint helping everything except the hardware. That is why I commented about having parts to change out. Everything in this hobby of ours is based on the eye of the beholder and an innate knowledge base earned through research. I for one will not drain my retirement accounts (or make more money then I need) for a perfect specimen. That's me. My rifles get used. I get satifaction out of bringing tired things back to life.
I will try to post pictures of this beater when it is completed.

Semper Fi,
SMAWman
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Old 02-12-2017, 10:33 AM
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SMAWman, we are going about this from different perspectives, neither being wrong. While this stock fits your needs, it won't mine. I do have a beater stock I plan on painting in a winter theme, complete with winter trigger.

I would like in the future, to paint a walnut beater in a Vietnam camo for display.

I do shoot some of my rifles.

Ren
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Old 02-12-2017, 12:38 PM
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I bought some of these from Numrich; if I recall they had a deal on 5 (they were advertised as worse than these). I got 2 or 3 useable stocks from them. My biggest problem was removing the buttplate with all the rusted hardware.
I bought them as projects, and they are that!
One is finished, came out pretty well. Someday 'll get to the others.
As said above, if you want an out of the box stock, look elsewhere.
Duracoat in case anyone is curious.


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Old 02-12-2017, 12:44 PM
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Any thoughts on removing the butt plate? I am soaking it currently in evapo-rust, and so far looks so much better. The butt plate is still stuck down after overnight. Planning on letting it go another day or 2, but open to ideas. I know I can get it off, but concerned about destroying the stock in the process

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Old 02-12-2017, 01:30 PM
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Tapped on the hinge with a small hammer and it broke free. Put it back in to soak more. Screws appear solid and finish even still looks ok. Next will be to try and open the storage compartment after letting it soak more

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Old 02-12-2017, 09:25 PM
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Got the screws to break free, but the parkerization is coming off. Going to have all the metal reparked. Any one know the color of these stocks? Or have a recommendation on spray paint to put it as close to original as possible?



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Old 02-13-2017, 08:25 AM
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The stocks were original brown, med brown.

Ren
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Old 02-13-2017, 08:33 AM
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I have been reading and it sounds like the brown has a red in with it on the original stock color. Also read that rustoleum flat brown, or a krylon flat brown is the closest in spray cans

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