l dropped my rifle

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l dropped my rifle

Post by marksman » 23 Jul 2020, 8:44 am

l was taking my rifle in its bag to the car carrying it by a shoulder strap, the strap broke and my rifle fell hitting at the barrel
when l had a look this is what l found :thumbsdown:

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Post by in2anity » 23 Jul 2020, 8:52 am

Unfortunate marksman. On the bright side, it's fixable https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKeOQVsyRMU
At what point does a lack of maintenance become "patena"?
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Post by JimTom » 23 Jul 2020, 9:18 am

Bloody hell thats not good mate. Hopefully fixable.
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Post by bigpete » 23 Jul 2020, 11:19 am

Bit of gaffa tape
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Post by bigrich » 23 Jul 2020, 12:15 pm

Hey MM , this might be a great excuse to upgrade to a nice laminate stock . Get onto hunting haven in Sydney, they take orders and import a few times a year. That’s if covid hasn’t stuffed that up
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Post by TassieTiger » 23 Jul 2020, 12:59 pm

Bloody hell - was bag not padded or just an unlucky angle?
This is what worries / scares me with timber stocks - they look beautiful, they really do, sometimes to good to use. Hopefully, there’s a way to fix without too much agony.
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Post by on_one_wheel » 23 Jul 2020, 1:17 pm

That really sux.

That's why I'd never use anything other than a leather sling with brass hardware and I'll be removing the plastic buckle from the shoulder sling on the gun bag that has one when I get home tonight ... bloody plastic junk :thumbsdown:

The upside is you now have a good excuse to upgrade your stock.
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Post by Blr243 » 23 Jul 2020, 3:14 pm

Yesterday I dropped my guitar , and then I dropped my keyboard on top of it ......I hunt Solo with one up the spout and a rifle slung over my shoulder .....but if ever I have somebody walking behind me it’s always empty , just in case my sling breaks and the but hits the ground while it’s pointing at my tag along mate
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Post by Bill » 23 Jul 2020, 4:20 pm

What's the rifle marksman?
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Post by Jarhead » 23 Jul 2020, 4:20 pm

Marksman!

That is a Marine's worst sin!

Drop and give us 50!!!!!

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Post by marksman » 23 Jul 2020, 4:32 pm

so l've been busy
that vid of anvil is a beauty in2anity, thanks for posting it
gaffa tape pete :clap: :lol:
very unlucky angle Tassie, but the stock was cracked in transit when l bought it, just not as bad as this, so already had been repaired
the rifle is worth a new stock but l need to be able to use it now
so l've been busy with some coarse thread brass screws, glue, some files and sandpaper

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Post by marksman » 23 Jul 2020, 4:39 pm

Bill wrote:What's the rifle marksman?


my 22 dasher

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and l have done more than 50 jarhead :thumbsup:
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Post by Blr243 » 23 Jul 2020, 4:47 pm

When I saw those screws poking thu I said out loud holy f. But I relaxed once I saw it sanded and on the mend
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Post by Oldbloke » 23 Jul 2020, 5:31 pm

That's a bummer MM. Sorry to hear that.

I repaired my first shotgun stock same way many moons ago. Lol
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Post by on_one_wheel » 23 Jul 2020, 8:17 pm

Repair looks shmick, she's got some extra character now.
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Post by Oldbloke » 23 Jul 2020, 8:25 pm

on_one_wheel wrote:Repair looks shmick, she's got some extra character now.


:drinks: thats one way of looking at it. :clap:
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Post by Wm.Traynor » 23 Jul 2020, 8:30 pm

in2anity wrote:Unfortunate marksman. On the bright side, it's fixable https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKeOQVsyRMU


Thanks in2anity
Very interesting especially how he waxed the stock.
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Post by bigrich » 23 Jul 2020, 9:11 pm

i reckon as bigpete suggests, ya duct tape it just to be sure :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

nah, good repair MM . ya don't muck around :thumbsup:
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Post by in2anity » 23 Jul 2020, 9:23 pm

Wm.Traynor wrote:Thanks in2anity
Very interesting especially how he waxed the stock.

Reckon aye WM :thumbsup: that’s what separates the men from the boys - knowing the right oils and wax to use, that’s some grand wushu master stuff right there. But I bet you know a thing or two about such matters WM!
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Post by TassieTiger » 23 Jul 2020, 9:47 pm

bigrich wrote:i reckon as bigpete suggests, ya duct tape it just to be sure :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

nah, good repair MM . ya don't muck around :thumbsup:


If there was an easier way to send firearms Interstate - he would have touched/fixed all of mine already....
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Post by Wm.Traynor » 23 Jul 2020, 9:49 pm

No mate, I'm still learning :cry: although I seem to be having a little success with rubbing-in linseed oil. Seems to be waterproof anyway but I have bitten off more then I can chew in renovating some checkering. A crook back is hindering me partly and it will be a long story, when I get round to telling it.

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Post by JimTom » 24 Jul 2020, 7:34 am

Jarhead wrote:Marksman!

That is a Marine's worst sin!

Drop and give us 50!!!!!

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Yep I dropped my rifle when training at the School of Infantry in Singleton many many years ago. Can’t say it was a pleasant experience afterwards.
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Post by deanp100 » 24 Jul 2020, 8:15 pm

Why didn’t you screw from top to bottom.? You seemed to have missed the cracks and just gone the same way as the break, not through it.
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Post by in2anity » 24 Jul 2020, 9:04 pm

deanp100 wrote:Why didn’t you screw from top to bottom.? You seemed to have missed the cracks and just gone the same way as the break, not through it.

But the crack plane is on the vertical? :unknown: surely the clamping force needs to be perpendicular to the fracture? (like he’s done)
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Post by targetshooter900 » 24 Jul 2020, 10:03 pm

Nice repair mate. Least it's got character and a good story now haha. Can always get a stock made up or have a hunt for one for sale. Could cost you abit though. I wouldn't worry, the repair looks good
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Post by deanp100 » 24 Jul 2020, 10:40 pm

in2anity wrote:
deanp100 wrote:Why didn’t you screw from top to bottom.? You seemed to have missed the cracks and just gone the same way as the break, not through it.

But the crack plane is on the vertical? :unknown: surely the clamping force needs to be perpendicular to the fracture? (like he’s done)

The first photo looks like vertical cracks with horizontal screws , which is good. The photo with the screws protruding look like horizontal cracks and horizontal screws which is bad. Maybe it’s just the photo.
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Post by TassieTiger » 24 Jul 2020, 11:00 pm

I’ll go out on a limb, and say MM has done this once or 97 times (or similar work) previously...reckon he has his cracks just where he needs them...(craps I have a gutter mind).
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Post by GQshayne » 25 Jul 2020, 8:07 pm

That's a bugger. I would think the previous damage has been a factor. Quality of timber too of course.
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Post by marksman » 26 Jul 2020, 1:39 pm

deanp100 wrote:Why didn’t you screw from top to bottom.? You seemed to have missed the cracks and just gone the same way as the break, not through it.


good question
these cracks were from transit and were not affected by the drop from transit when l bought the rifle
the cracks you are talking about were glued when l did the first repair and have held up without screws
its lucky that this rifle does not have a mag well and is a single shot

"That's a bugger. I would think the previous damage has been a factor. Quality of timber too of course."

l agree GQ :thumbsup:
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Post by marksman » 26 Jul 2020, 1:53 pm

l have finished the repair,
l do see it as a rough job,
l used the large thread coarse brass screws on purpose because with the glue and screw l wanted as much bite and glue as possible
the wrist is pretty solid and l'm sure it will be fine although l need to shoot it to check it out, the bedding seems to be as it was
l have checked out another stock for it and maybe putting in a request at christmas, if l be good l may be lucky :lol:
the reason l have put this up is to show you can do repairs yourself, you've just got to have a crack at it and really if it doesn't work out your no worse off
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