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 Post subject: Really Dumb Move!!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 7:14 pm 
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I decided to tear down my '69 Wingmaster for a thorough cleaning.
While removing the forend nut, my homemade tool slipped, and put a 4 inch crack in the forend. I am just sick.
I know I didn't need to clean the slide, but being a clean freak with my guns, I couldn't help myself.
The wood is more light colored than my other 870's, but it looks like walnut.
Does anyone know where I might come up with a nice forend?
There's nothing on ebay, or GB at this time.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Dumb-arse from Mi. :(
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 Post subject: Re: Really Dumb Move!!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:31 pm 
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Maybe Remington? Cracked an 1100 forend many years ago, they were very accomodating.


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 Post subject: Re: Really Dumb Move!!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:33 pm 
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Remington has these two on sale.

http://www.remingtoncountrystore.com/Pa ... opcat=1038

How about this extended trap model?
http://www.remingtoncountrystore.com/Pa ... opcat=1038



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 Post subject: Re: Really Dumb Move!!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 8:58 pm 
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Sorry, I should have been more specific.
I'm hoping to find an original forend to that time period.
Thank you
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 Post subject: Re: Really Dumb Move!!!!!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 28, 2010 10:18 pm 
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Keep watching eBay and GunBroker. Right now is about the first time I remember there weren't any on eBay. Lost of Express wood, but no old Wingmaster right now that I see either. Good luck.

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 Post subject: Re: Really Dumb Move!!!!!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:34 pm 
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There's a nice set of the correct vintage on auctionarms.com for $100. This way you'll get a matching set, and could sell your old one on ebay. Nice wingmaster sets on ebay are going upwards of $130


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 Post subject: Re: Really Dumb Move!!!!!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 3:48 pm 
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You think it's unfixable? Try to get in touch with someone who repaires gun stocks, you might be surprised.


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 Post subject: Re: Really Dumb Move!!!!!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:44 pm 
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Rusty12 wrote:
There's a nice set of the correct vintage on auctionarms.com for $100. This way you'll get a matching set, and could sell your old one on ebay. Nice wingmaster sets on ebay are going upwards of $130

Thanks, I've been eyeballin that one. Really don't need the stock, but you're right, I could resell it.
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 Post subject: Re: Really Dumb Move!!!!!
PostPosted: Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:25 pm 
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I think the fix idea is a good one. I have seen some nasty looking split and cracked stocks that were repaired and they were undetectable repairs. A good craftsman could probably make it right for you. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Really Dumb Move!!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 6:43 pm 
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Another source:

http://e-gunparts.com/products_new.asp?CatID=11944


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 Post subject: Re: Really Dumb Move!!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 8:37 pm 
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I've never dealt with these guys , but they seem to have quite a lot of original style wood ......
http://www.gun-parts.com/remingtonstocks/


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 Post subject: Re: Really Dumb Move!!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 9:45 pm 
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What gauge are we talking about, or did I miss that?


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 Post subject: Re: Really Dumb Move!!!!!
PostPosted: Sat Jan 30, 2010 11:08 pm 
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remroc1 wrote:
What gauge are we talking about, or did I miss that?

It's a 12ga.
avery


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 Post subject: Re: Really Dumb Move!!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 2:14 pm 
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Well ... I would try and fix the one you've got.

Carpenters glue. Use fresh glue, throw out the old stuff and get new. I like Gorilla WOOD glue. Inside the crack has to be clean wood. If oil got in there I don't think this will work.

You need a way to clamp the forend that holds the wood tightly closed exactly as if it was un-cracked. Wrapping tight with parachute cord or something with a bit of stretch is where I would start. Usually you need some imagination but can find something to work. Get the clamping system set up first.

Glue the inside, gently open the crack just a hair, and suck glue into the crack from the outside using a shopvac. Wipe off the excess on the outside with a moist rag. Make sure glue is in the whole crack.

Then clamp. Do a real good job clamping.

If you can both get the glue in the crack and clamp it tightly overnight, the fix should be as strong as the uncracked wood. You may never know it had been cracked.

Research techniques of gluing fine furniture. I've never run a shotgun over with my pickup so this is all just theory! ha ha :D


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 Post subject: Re: Really Dumb Move!!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 8:22 pm 
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A shopvac, great idea!
I have been searching for a long thin hypodermic needle to try a repair, but I like your idea better. :D
Thanks
avery


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 Post subject: Re: Really Dumb Move!!!!!
PostPosted: Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:44 pm 
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Titebond brand glue is well respected in the woodworking community and they make a "dark" tinted wood glue for darker woods such as walnut. Looks like a chocolate milkshake. It's purpose is to make the glue line less visible on darker woods and it does work. Just wipe off the squeeze out with a lightly damp rag after clamping but before it cures. Don't delay because it will start to set in a few minutes. It's available at the big box stores. Gorilla glue foams out as it cures and would have to be sanded after curing to remove the squeeze out.


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 Post subject: Re: Really Dumb Move!!!!!
PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2010 9:33 pm 
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You can also force glue into a crack with compressed air, it's just very messy, so be prepared!




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