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Old 11-05-2019, 04:11 PM
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I decided to take another chance on one of Dupage's hot deals, this is the "Rough GAW Stocks". It came with cracked handguards which are repairable, the stock only came with the ferrule, no buttplate. The below pictures are what I got, lots of smaller dings and some black paint on the butt. Most of this will clean up and the stamp will look better once it is cleaned a little and oiled. The big problem is shown in the first picture, bad gouge on the right side. Anyone have any idea how to proceed to attempt a repair of this spot? Wood filler comes to mind but it wouldn't look right I don't think. Thanks for any ideas. Think it still was an ok deal as the rear handguard appears to be the early one w/o the clearance cut and the cracks should be no problem to fix.




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Old 11-05-2019, 04:15 PM
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No matter what you do its going to show, no way to hide that
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:21 PM
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Just leave it, battle damage... any stains are blood, “insert your favorite Axis power here”

Seriously, would not try to do much to it. It’s got a nice patina
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:27 PM
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Yep, didn't think it would be possible to really hide it but would like to try to make it a little less noticeable. Just kind of wondering what others think. I am thinking this came off a drill rifle, black paint on one side on the butt which should clean off I think.
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:38 PM
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I've seen some stocks that looked worse than yours that have been steamed and can hardly see the damage....not sure how deep yours is. You would likely need to strip the stock to steam and need multi steamings to get anything to rise to surface level. I've steamed dents before and turned out nice but not to this degree. FWIW
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:43 PM
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I've seen some stocks that looked worse than yours that have been steamed and can hardly see the damage....not sure how deep yours is. You would likely need to strip the stock to steam and need multi steamings to get anything to rise to surface level. I've steamed dents before and turned out nice but not to this degree. FWIW
I have used steam on some dents before but the wood fibers are broken up on this one so don't think steam would work. This one spot is the only really bad ding.
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:45 PM
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I have seen a lot of stocks with that same shape of long vertical dent, always in the same area on the stock on the sides of the magazine area, on either the right or left side. My WRA stock has it but not as deep as yours. Can anybody venture a guess on what did it? Op rod handle from the next rifle over smashing into it? Some kind of latch on a rifle rack?
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Old 11-05-2019, 04:49 PM
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That's way to deep to steam out
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Old 11-05-2019, 05:10 PM
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Did a little searching and found this posting. Not perfect but might lessen the appearance.
Neat steaming tool too....
https://www.milsurps.com/showthread....l=1#post100773
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Old 11-05-2019, 06:12 PM
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I actually have one of those, or my wife did before I confiscated it. I though it would be perfect for steaming out dents but I have found that a iron and wet rag works better
Softer woods (what the guy has on the other forum) will steam out much better than harder woods such as what the OP here has
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