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1891 Argentine- replacement stocks?

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1891 Argentine- replacement stocks?

#1 Post by scoobysnacker » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:36 pm

So we have a sporterized Argentine Mauser, still in original 7.65x53. As far as I can tell, it was one of the original "store job" sporterizings; the stock is original, but has been sawed off about halfway down the hand grip area, right about where the band would go. A straight cut, no rounding or smoothing, and the wood has aged enough that it was clearly done decades ago.

Is there any way to repair or restore that fore end? I've seen all other parts available, but just want to address the wood.

It is NOT a carbine.

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#2 Post by bobvz » Sun Jul 16, 2017 4:59 pm

Sure. That is called a "duffel cut repair". You will need to find a donor fore end. A M38 Turk Mauser in walnut might be a good choice and they are plentiful. Be mindful to account for the saw blade kerf when sizing for length of the graft so total length is correct. If you are a skilled woodworker you could mortise and tenon the two pieces together at the band cut. Other methods include doweling and the use of brass screws as dowels. Check in the gunsmithing forum and you'll get some help there.

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#3 Post by Mwt » Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:38 pm

I recently restored a sportered Belgium 1889/36 in the manner described by Bob with the donor stock forend being from a vz98/22.

Materials:

1/4" brass tubing for the cleaning rod channel

3/16" brass rod

JB Weld

Turtle wax for release agent on barrel to prevent epoxy adhering.

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#4 Post by scoobysnacker » Fri Jul 28, 2017 3:54 pm

GREAT picture layout, that gives me a lot of inspiration! Thanks!

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