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Old August 18, 2011, 09:33 PM   #1
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m1 grand stock

i have a m1 grand stock that fell over and cracked on one side does enyone know how i can fix it cracked at the mag well.
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Old August 19, 2011, 01:31 AM   #2
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They really arent that hard to find, but if you really wanna fix it- it isn't hard.

Twist or manipulate the stock so the crack opens up, put a drop or two of water in the crack, unflex it, re-flex it, smear in some gorilla glue with a toothpick, unflex it, and wrap tightly with surgical tubing, very tight electrical tape, or innertube. Then let it set 24hrs, remove wrapping material, and gently file/sand away excess glue and wrapping material that protrudes from and sticks to the excess glue. Regular carpenter grade wood glue works very well too- it generally produces a bond that is as good or better than the surrounding glue.

Either way, the trick is to bind the glued area to hold it tight and as straight as it originally was.
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Old August 19, 2011, 07:42 AM   #3
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...i have a m1 grand stock...
No, you do not. The gun was named after its inventor, John Garand. Therefore it is an, "M1 Garand."
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Old August 19, 2011, 12:26 PM   #4
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Check the CMP site for all kinds of repair and maintenance documents, and replacement stocks. Also check out Boyds .
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Old August 19, 2011, 07:09 PM   #5
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Old August 19, 2011, 11:51 PM   #6
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"...how I can fix it..." Depends on how bad the crack is. If the stock cracked from just falling over, the wood is likely very dry.
If you can open the crack a wee bit, go buy one of the needle style epoxy applicators and use that. Then put on a couple of padded clamps.
"...surgical tubing, very tight electrical tape, or inner tube..." None of which will ever be tight enough.
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Old August 20, 2011, 06:32 AM   #7
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Good point on the probability of the wood being very dry- but hope we can agree to disagree on the clamping method.

It would have been better to have a clearer understanding of the nature of the crack as well.
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Old August 25, 2011, 12:18 AM   #8
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it cracked at curtush stamp it was redone in the 50's is next to magwell cracked all the way through following the wood grain
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Old August 25, 2011, 12:43 AM   #9
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Personaly I'd get a new stock. The CMP has them pretty reasonabley priced.
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Old August 25, 2011, 06:59 PM   #10
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are they original gi stocks with stamps i want to have an original stock
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