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Old 04-20-2017, 08:20 PM
dukesoprano dukesoprano is offline
 
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Default 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


Step 2. Insert empty .22 shell



Step 3. JB Weld, not the fast stuff either


Step 4. lay saran wrap over the JB Weld and insert the recoil plate, wait 24 hours


Step 5. Using a dremel I smoothed out the JB weld, then drilled a pilot hole in the .22 case


Step 6. Open the hole up


Step 7. Reassemble M1


Step 8. Take gun to range


Step 9. Aim at 100 yard target


Step 10. Hit the bullseye with the second shot!
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:08 PM
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Step 11: Jump up & down, whoop and holler!
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:12 PM
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Nice rescue Duke!
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Old 04-20-2017, 10:30 PM
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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
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Old 04-21-2017, 08:40 AM
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Nice save on the stock, thanks for the post.
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Old 04-21-2017, 10:51 AM
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Pretty good work there Jeff...
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Old 05-11-2017, 07:37 PM
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Good job.

This is what I use to create a channel for a screw, easy removal and epoxy does not stick to wax.
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Old 05-11-2017, 08:34 PM
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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.
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Old 05-15-2017, 04:40 PM
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Wondering why the 22 shell. Why not all epoxy and then drill.
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Old 05-15-2017, 05:25 PM
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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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