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Re: stock repairs

Posted by John on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, at 1:51 p.m., in response to stock repairs, posted by D Miller on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, at 12:08 p.m.

In my opinion, Springfield did not ever repair stocks, but replaced them. Especially in the high stress wrist area. In the trapdoor era they had plenty of old stocks on hand for the conversions, or new ones for those using new made stocks. I believe this to be true not only for "new production" rifles, but also for those undergoing the "clean and repair" overhaul.

Some later field level repair work (WW1 and later) used brass stock pins or corrugated strips for non-critical repairs or minor wood inlay fillers.

Clean breaks in stocks are a pretty easy repair to make with modern epoxy glues and if cinched up tight with rubber tubing the joint will be nearly invisible. If the break passes through a cartouche it may appear as if it was stamped afterward when in fact it was there before the break and repair.


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