Mine has a 2" crack on the side opposite the bolt, goes from the top into the thicker part of the stock. Will epoxy work or should I drill it and put a small brass pin in it to hold it? Any suggestions? Email me if you have any at email@example.com When I got the gun at Cabella's it didn't have the best stock of the bunch at the time but it was the only hex receiver on the rack. With a 2x7 scope I can get 2" groups at 100 yards.
Post by mosinmike on Sept 13, 2018 13:36:42 GMT -5
Hello all, A cracked stock generally is repairable with a good grade of epoxy. Tricky but workable. A better choice might be to replace the stock with a good quality aftermarket stock ether wood or plastic, available on line (eBay and other sites). If you go for the repair you will need to address the recoil lug area to prevent additional damage. Mosinmike
Josh Smith: @ the shop. On intermittently.
Jun 1, 2017 23:09:12 GMT -5
Josh Smith: Just a thought: It seems that a properly-fitted Mosin magazine acts as an awesome lock washer for the action screws.
Jun 1, 2017 23:13:32 GMT -5
dan: Anyone have information for a good riflesmith? One that is Mosin capable.
Jun 2, 2017 7:58:56 GMT -5
mcpapa: I need some advice on stock repair. Mine has the stock cracked on the top side opposite the bolt. It's very thin there. Will epoxy work or do I need to drill a small hole and put a brass pin in it? Couldn't figure out how to make a new thread.
Jun 2, 2017 8:42:30 GMT -5
Josh Smith: mcpapa, I answered your post. I'm hoping others chime in as well.
Jun 2, 2017 17:13:59 GMT -5
reed: How long is the crack in your stock and does it go all the way through the stock?
Jun 5, 2017 17:55:32 GMT -5
reed: Oh, if your stock is oil soaked even epoxy will not help for long. I have seen in the last 20 years many of the 91/30 stocks from the Ukraine storage sites soaked with oil/cosmo., that could no longer be used. The stocks were just too soft.
Jun 5, 2017 18:10:06 GMT -5
reed: Even after full epoxy bedding the wood would compress and crack. I had one customer that really wanted his stocks "saved". I ended up doing a five step epoxy bedding job on his three stocks. So that he could shoot his 2 PU 91/30's and M-27.
Jun 5, 2017 18:20:18 GMT -5
reed: Unless I have to re-barrel a 91/30; I like the JMECK scope mounts for the 91/30's. These mounts to not need holes drilled into the metal. I really like that.
Jun 5, 2017 18:28:59 GMT -5
squidder: Is there a way to post pictures? I am doing an experiment on staining some scrap pieces of wood with a couple of known common stains (Pine Tar, Boiled Linseed Oil, Flaming the grain and Boiled Linseed Oil, and Casey's Walnut Stain.
Nov 26, 2018 12:45:19 GMT -5
squidder: I use them over a period of three days, with a an initial coat for piece one, 2 coats over 2 days (24 hours between coats), and a third day (same process 24 hours between coats). The pine tar coats get warmed up to aid in absorption.
Nov 26, 2018 12:47:39 GMT -5
squidder: The Flamed pieces get flamed on day one and liberal coat of BLO post flaming, and subsequent coats every 24 hours there after. The purpose is to see how well a stain works, what results can be expected in how much time.
Nov 26, 2018 12:49:25 GMT -5
squidder: Wood used was scrap pieces of untreated scraps of Poplar, and Pine (as this is what I had laying around. As time permits I hope to expand to some other woods.
Nov 26, 2018 12:50:27 GMT -5