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.

Arisaka Dovetail

Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
Airforce1
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 156
Joined: Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:53 pm
Age: 33
Location: Faribault, MN
United States of America

Arisaka Dovetail

#1 Post by Airforce1 » Fri Aug 18, 2017 9:19 pm

I have a Type 38 with a very dry and shrunk stock. I was able to take out all the screws holding it together and the butt just slid right apart. Right now I am soaking the joint in BLO in order to try to expand the wood back into place. It may take a while.

Image
Image
Image

B32dominator
Member
Member
Posts: 94
Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2017 10:56 am
Age: 36
Location: Anoka,MN
United States of America

Re: Arisaka Dovetail

#2 Post by B32dominator » Sat Aug 19, 2017 1:27 am

Thanks for sharing, interesting to see it pretty close to as it was originally and I damaged. I'll be interest to see how much it snugs up.

User avatar
Candyman
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 120
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:29 pm
Location: Denham Springs, LA
United States of America

Re: Arisaka Dovetail

#3 Post by Candyman » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:40 pm

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.

User avatar
Airforce1
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 156
Joined: Fri Jun 02, 2017 7:53 pm
Age: 33
Location: Faribault, MN
United States of America

Re: Arisaka Dovetail

#4 Post by Airforce1 » Wed Aug 23, 2017 5:45 am

Candyman wrote:
Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:40 pm
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.
I was just trying something I saw in a post a while back. I don't expect much to happen.

User avatar
Candyman
Global Moderator
Global Moderator
Posts: 120
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2017 7:29 pm
Location: Denham Springs, LA
United States of America

Re: Arisaka Dovetail

#5 Post by Candyman » Wed Aug 23, 2017 8:46 am

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 stock. Its best to put the wedge at the top of the dovetail. The wedge does not have to be long, but it needs to be just big enough so that you will have to lightly tap it in.

Post Reply

Return to “Stock Care and Replacement Stocks”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests