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Old 01-10-2019, 09:19 PM
bjor13 bjor13 is online now
 
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I dropped my M1 and put a nice splintered hole in the stock. Its the original stock, besides leaving it and hating myself every time I see it- what are my options? I have a handful of splinters that I can reuse somehow

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Old 01-10-2019, 10:00 PM
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First, drop and give me twenty.

Second, I'd just smooth it out with a little sandpaper and put some of your favorite oil on it. Oil will darken it up and it will be less noticeable.
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Old 01-10-2019, 10:01 PM
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Is that birch?
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Old 01-10-2019, 11:33 PM
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Contact Rick B. at: http://forums.thecmp.org/member.php?u=130
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:01 AM
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Clean it out and fill the hole with wood filler. Sand it smooth and rub with BLO. It won't be perfect, but will be a clean repair.
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Old 01-11-2019, 12:16 AM
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I vote leave it and have the reminder to hate yourself. Just get a flexible sanding block and clean up the rough parts and oil.
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Old 01-11-2019, 01:55 AM
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A patch of wood filler will stick out like a sore thumb and look worse than the damage.
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Old 01-11-2019, 03:52 AM
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I've seen GI stocks that were repaired by the army using wood filler.
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Old 01-11-2019, 06:40 AM
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Either get it professionally repaired by Rick B or a few others, or leave it alone. Whatever you yourself try to do will make it worse. No way to sugar coat it, that’s one of the nastiest gouges I’ve ever seen. But speaking from experience, the anguish you feel because you damaged your own stock does soften a bit over time.
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Old 01-11-2019, 08:05 AM
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I dropped my M1 and put a nice splintered hole in the stock. Its the original stock, besides leaving it and hating myself every time I see it- what are my options? I have a handful of splinters that I can reuse somehow

https://i.postimg.cc/PqmCJMy4/image1.jpg



A dinky little gouge like that ain't no kinda challenge to repair!!!

If you're handy with tools, but a tad clueless...type GUN STOCK REPAIR into your search box...and go from there!!!

AND don't throw that handful of splinters away...they can be used!!!

If ya ain't handy...contact RICKY B!!!

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