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22-250boy
November 15, 2006, 05:59 PM
My great grandma gave me all of my grandpas guns a while back and in that bunch there was an OLD 16 gauge that had electrical tape around the stock. i asked my grandma about it and she said he taped it cause there was a crack in the stock. he taped and shot it after he taped. he used it as his rabbit and squrriel gun and im goin to do the same thing with it and put it to use. ill try to insert an image of it but i dont know how to insert one. please help

RwBeV
November 15, 2006, 06:40 PM
You should take it to a good gunsmith and have it checked out to make sure the gun is still safe to shoot, if he gives you the green light then take it out and have a good time.

Ruger4570
November 15, 2006, 11:51 PM
Hmmmmm? don't really think "tape" is the way to fix a broken gunstock. As suggested,, take it to a g'smith for an opinion and you might also want to get an idea of the actual value before you put a lot of money into it..Good luck

22-250boy
November 16, 2006, 03:45 PM
well i pulled it out it out of the safe after moving about 10 guns out of the way to get to it. i took alook at it and it wasnt as bad as i thought it was and look like it just started a crack and he taped and put like a brown wood cock on it too blend in. it didnt break all the way through just started a crack but other than that its not as bad as i thought it was.

Ruger4570
November 16, 2006, 10:49 PM
Good deal then.. maybe you can open it slightly and get some epoxy in there, clamp it and be totally sure it won't bust in your hands, Best of luck eith it. It is nice to have some family heirlooms

22-250boy
November 17, 2006, 03:35 PM
yeah im pretty sure he put some kind of epoxy or glue in there to hold it together cause the forearm is the same way but no tape. i dont think ill have to take it to a gunsmith.

K80Geoff
November 19, 2006, 08:35 AM
Ah yes....the old "just go shoot it" method. Works fine if you have a few fingers and an extra eyeball to spare.



Take it to a gunsmith and have it checked out, it gets difficult to post here on TFL with one eye and missing fingers.