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Old January 24, 2018, 09:37 PM   #26
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For stock restoration work I would use hide glue.
Now, for stock repair I would use clear acraglass.

It's hard for me to tell from your images, but are there thimbles/pipes now? You should do your best to match them as close as possible. They were pinned in.

BTW, there is a "restoration" class at TSJC this summer. I'm not interested because it's not the type of restoration I want to learn. I'm waiting for Wallace Gusler to teach it again.
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Old January 24, 2018, 11:29 PM   #27
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Great information, thanks!
Would it be a good idea to just have the stock glued where it is cracked? I would not want to touch the finish. At the bottom of the barrel there must have been some small steel loops that are broken off. The loops were engaged by pins thru the stock to secure it. I thought of maybe having those fixed.
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I'm not sure what you're talking about. There is one ramrod thimble remaining. The one towards the front of the barrel is missing but the mount is still there. The nose cap at the front of the stock is missing. I would let somebody that knows what they're doing do the repair work to the stock.
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Old January 25, 2018, 09:45 PM   #28
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Yes the stock nose cap is missing, actually it looks like there is half of it still there. Looks like the brass part remaining that the ramrod goes in was included in the brass cap at the end of the stock. See new pic. I am checking into guys who do antique gun work. I have emailed a couple of them. I want to leave the stock and barrel finish as is, just repair it some.
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Old January 25, 2018, 10:42 PM   #29
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That's the entry pipe. The nose cap went at the tip of the stock.
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Old January 26, 2018, 10:49 PM   #30
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What Hawg said.
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