Well, the board is either fixed, or it's going to run terribly. Cross your fingers and hope for the best. I'm at my technical limit right now.

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by Candyman
Wed Oct 18, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: French M16 - Splice and wrist repair.
Replies: 2
Views: 131
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Re: French M16 - Splice and wrist repair.

To blend your splice repair use stain or die on a Qtip . You can test the color on whe same wood you made the splice from.
Sometimes you just can’t get old cracks to close up. If your epoxy is lighter then the stock it will blend better when filling the gap.
Check the sticky on wrist repair.
by Candyman
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:19 pm
Forum: Veterans Stories, Range Reports, Hunting Stories
Topic: MRE Post Card
Replies: 2
Views: 129
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MRE Post Card

Started cleaning up my shop. It’s gotten so messy that I can hardly get work done. While going through a box of military manuals and old gun catalogs I found something I had forgotten about. It was a post card I sent home to my Dad from Desert Storm. There was nowhere to get post cards in the desert...
by Candyman
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:50 am
Forum: Turkish Rifles
Topic: Turk Source
Replies: 6
Views: 689
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Re: Turk Source

I own that hidden caches of Turk rifles. ;)
by Candyman
Thu Sep 28, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Stock Repair Question
Replies: 1
Views: 165
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Re: Stock Repair Question

No need the try and peg the front of the crack. Just follow the steps in this sticky and you will be good.
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by Candyman
Sun Sep 10, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Stock Cleaning Question/Help!
Replies: 3
Views: 164
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Re: Stock Cleaning Question/Help!

There is a big misunderstanding when it comes to military stocks with oil finishes. I know that there are those that will flame that the original finish has been removed when a stock is cleaned. But there are some that know very little about oil finishes or what was done to keep wood stocks clean in...
by Candyman
Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:26 am
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Why would anyone want an Enfield
Replies: 45
Views: 9372
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Re: Why would anyone want an Enfield

I had this No4 Mk1 sitting around for a while. Picked it up with chopped up stocks on it.
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Bought a stock set that was on a rusted demilled rifle and cleaned them up.
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Why do I keep doing this....???
by Candyman
Sun Aug 27, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Why would anyone want an Enfield
Replies: 45
Views: 9372
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Re: Why would anyone want an Enfield

Here's that No1 MkIII I was waiting on it's a 1915 BSA. I bought it as a parts gun. The barrel is short out and it has a DP bolt that doesn't match the rifle. But I think I will keep it as it is. IMG_0614.JPG Nice one. Would you tell me why it has such a strange smell (like old burning oil) and alm...
by Candyman
Thu Aug 24, 2017 8:54 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Why would anyone want an Enfield
Replies: 45
Views: 9372
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Re: Why would anyone want an Enfield

Here's that No1 MkIII I was waiting on it's a 1915 BSA. I bought it as a parts gun. The barrel is shot out and it has a DP bolt that doesn't match the rifle. But I think I will keep it as it is.
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by Candyman
Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Crossbolt Setback
Replies: 4
Views: 1193
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Re: Crossbolt Setback

In the last pic you can see that the area behind the cross bolt is starting to crack. This is caused by two things. One is that the rifle was fired with loose action screws. The other is that the wood has become soft due to being oil soaked. I have seen where a wedge is placed in front or behind the...
by Candyman
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: How to do an Aged Oil Finish
Replies: 3
Views: 2960
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Re: How to do an Aged Oil Finish

nice tutorial. for birch i would recommend a 50:50 shellac/methyl alcohol sealer(spit) coat prior to staining. birch has a real nasty habit of staining splotchy due to open pores. the spit coat will seal these and allow nice even stain penetration. after the sealing coat just give it a quick rub wi...
by Candyman
Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Arisaka Dovetail
Replies: 4
Views: 1156
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Re: Arisaka Dovetail

It will help some, but as long as you have a good secure but plate it will stay in places. You can secure it without altering the stock. This is achieved by using a small wedge of wood to fill the gap. Most of the time you can use a toothpick or two. You just have to be careful and not crack the sto...
by Candyman
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:57 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Hand guard Repair
Replies: 4
Views: 4966
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Re: Hand guard Repair

Bobvz has got you covered. Here aer tips when using an epoxy past as Bobvz described. The sanding dust should be made with 150 or higher grit sand paper. This will give you a smoother paste. Use small plastic cups to hold your sanding dust. Matching your paste to the stock is not hard. You will need...
by Candyman
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:40 pm
Forum: Stock Care and Replacement Stocks
Topic: Arisaka Dovetail
Replies: 4
Views: 1156
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Re: Arisaka Dovetail

It will not expand much with BLO.
There are a few things that could be done, but you run the risk of damaging the finish.
by Candyman
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: M16/AR Style
Topic: AR build/scope mount question??
Replies: 13
Views: 6858
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Re: AR build/scope mount question??

Here is the Yankee Hill gas block sight.
http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts/si ... co.%2c+inc.
by Candyman
Mon Jul 17, 2017 9:41 pm
Forum: British Empire and Commonwealth
Topic: Why would anyone want an Enfield
Replies: 45
Views: 9372
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Re: Why would anyone want an Enfield

Would you believe that I have another one of these ugly sticks coming? I bought it about a year ago and kept forgetting to send FFL info. Hopefully it will be here in a week or two along with a stock set to finish restoring a No4 Mk1.

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