I picked up this Turk Mauser barrelled action and separate stock years ago and started cleaning up the stock over the weekend. I found that under the grit and grime (and there was plenty of it) the stock has cracks and signs of recoil damage - I'll leave it up to the group to advise as to how bad it is, but here are the issues I saw:
- Crack that goes all the way along the wrist, starting at the magazine cutout
- Crack on the forend from the very tip under the front barrel band to just before the cutout for the front barrel band spring
- Obvious stress on the front recoil lug where it's pushed back into the wood of the stock by about 1/16" give or take
So, I'm wondering if this stock is worth saving and would it be safe to shoot if it were, or if I'm better off finding a replacement stock for the barrelled action, possibly even a sporter stock. The receiver had been drilled and tapped for a scope mount in the past, so it's not exactly pristine, either.
Pic's below - I'm looking forward to the group's advice.