Repair or restock

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Allen Peterson 44
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Repair or restock

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I fell in the woods and broke the little 20 ga stock. With the good adhesives available today should I repair or restock the little gun.

John 39
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Re: Repair or restock

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I recently bought at auction a 12 bore shot and ball gun made by my great grandfather. At some time the stock was broken in the same place as yours and was repaired beautifully. It is a back-lock hammer gun so nothing to interfere with the repair apart from the trigger guard which must have been straightened. As you say, you should be able to repair it with modern adhesives and maybe a pin or two.

Allen Peterson 44
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Re: Repair or restock

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I think the little gun deserves a new piece of lumber. There is an artist in italy that woodburns game animals and birds on exotic pieces of wood. I may send the old stock to him and have him turn it into a clock with a fox on it as it is a high grade ah fox gun.

Allen Peterson 44
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Re: Repair or restock

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Before starting restocking I tried some high tec. cement. A little blending and touch up of the checkering. Looks ok to me. If it breaks again it will not be at the same spot. I did some testing on some scrap walnut its a very strong bond

John 39
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Re: Repair or restock

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Brilliant job!

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