View Full Version : Gunstock repair

October 14, 2006, 09:29 PM
I am looking for the best adhesive for gunstock split repairs. Any suggestions? Thanks!

October 14, 2006, 09:40 PM
What kind of gunstock, and where is the damage? I had a split on the buttstock of a rifle that was caused by someone hammering in the cleaning kit trapdoor. When the trap door assembly was pulled out, you could only tell there was a split about 2" long by rubbing your fingernail along the wood. I used the trap door as a wedge to gently pry the split open(which was in one of the wood grains), allowing me to get some wood glue into the recess. I then pulled the wedge out, let it dry, and sanded it smooth. But this was on a superficial part of the stock, so I didn't have to pin it or use a wood insert.

Here's a link for some inspiration if you have the patience and/or skill to splice two damaged stocks together. The first pic is pretty impressive to say the least.

And here's a helpful site.

October 14, 2006, 09:57 PM
Acraglas available from Brownells. It used to only be a catalog item but I see it on better gun shop shelves now and then.

October 14, 2006, 11:20 PM
Yeah, Accraglass will bond anything. Wood or syntheic.

October 15, 2006, 02:44 AM
Just make sure you degrease the wood before using Acraglas or it won't bond.

October 15, 2006, 07:14 AM
Never thought of Accra-glass.

I just use "Gorilla Glue" for most any wood repair, now, especially pieces that are difficult to clamp. You get the best bond by wetting both surfaces, glue, and hold together for 1-2 minutes. If there's nothing pushing the pieces apart, you can get away without clamping, but clamp it if possible. Also, even if you don't get any "squeeze out" initially, you will as it expands as it hardens. But any excess is easily scraped/sanded off.

October 15, 2006, 06:41 PM
Thank you gentlemen! I never thought of acraglass. I believe I have some in th4e gunroom. Regards, Larry