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Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by GunnyUSMC, Mar 14, 2019.

  1. GunnyUSMC

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    I have a few friends that stop by from time to time to have me repair gun stocks. This week my friend Matt, the one that went to the CMP with me, came down from IL. with a few rifles that needed a little work.
    I took the week off from work to relax and work on the stocks. It took three days to finish everything up.
    Here are the rifles worked on.
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    #1 British EIC musket .69 caliber , crack behind lock.
    #2 Dutch Mannlicher 6.5x53R, crack at wrist.
    #3 Steyr M95 8x56R, crack at wrist.
    #4 Bulgarian contract Steyr M95 8x50R, crack ar wrist.
    #5 Chinese 1907 Mauser 8mm Mauser , crack at front of stock, replace barrel band spring and rotten wood.
    #6 Manchurian/Chinese Type 13 Mauser 8mm Mauser , fit a new buttplate and fix rotted out screw holes.
    #7 Hungarian 43M 8mm Mauser, re match the front of the stock where someone had sanded it.
    #8 Spanish 1916 Mauser 7mm Mauser, crack ar wrist.
    #9 Italian Carcano M91 6.5x52 Carcano, repaired crack at front band spring and split handguard.
    #10 Steyr M1886 11.2x58R, crack at wrist.
    #11 Brazilian Vergueiro Mauser 7mm Mauser, removed old masking tape residue on buttstock.
    #12 FN 1922 French Navy contract .32 ACP, fixed cracks in both of the bone grip panels.
    If I had given him a buddy deal on the work it would have come to around $450. But I did all the work for free. What are friends for?
     
  2. troy fairweather

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    I see a stake dinner in your future. Some nice guns there.
     
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    You did all that in three days? Impressive.
     
  4. earlthegoat2

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    What are friends for?

    Mooching apparently......and dulling your chainsaw in less than two cuts.

    So long as the mooching is reciprocal. :neener:
     
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  5. Jeb Stuart

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    Be very careful CNN and the Liberals would say you are stock piling for a terrorist attack.

    (Great collection by the way)
     
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  6. GunnyUSMC

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    I’ve been doing stock repair for ver 30 years. I’ve also thought stock repair. Most people look at how hard a repair is, I see how simple it is.
    Friends do for one and other without expecting something in return, but it comes back in return.
    Matt also comes with work so that he can learn.
    For me stock work is relaxing, it’s something I enjoy doing.
     
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    What did you do the other four days?
     
  8. Jeb Stuart

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    On the 7th day, he rested.
     
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    I have been doing stock repair, refinishing, and building stocks from scratch for many years. Now days I tell anyone that wants help to bring your stock. I'll tell you what and how to do what needs done but you do the work. That way my meager skills get passed on.
     
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  10. GunnyUSMC

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    I don’t go back to work until Monday. Matt leaves in the morning so, I’ll have the weekend to rest.
    We’re finishing up on a Carcano stock right now. We’re splicing on a piece of wood where it was broken off at the left rear of the action.
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    I already fixed the big crack.
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    Gunny, any tips on properly filling cracks that you’d like to pass on for we do-it-yourselfers?
     
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  12. Catcar67

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    My Dad always told me "If it isn't broke, don't fix it". But he also told me to try to fix something before throwing it away. Just because it's old doesn't mean it isn't any good. I've repaired many things that "couldn't be fixed".
     
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    Just a guess on my part, but Gunny could be the best of friends, or the worst of enemies. I know what side I want to be on.
     
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    Do you really want an answer to that?
    ;)
     
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  16. FlSwampRat

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    Thank you.
    And fantastic job on that M1.
     
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    Do you have a youtube channel? Lot of people would be interested.
     
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    Is that because of the old saying, beware a man with over one thousand guns?
     
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  19. FlSwampRat

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    More like beware of someone with one gun and a thousand rounds of ammo.
     
  20. boom boom
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    I suspect that Gunny has both. :eek:
     
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    1k rounds for each.
    And the thing is, I bet Gunny is more than competent with each and every one.
    1 shot 1 kill
     
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    Would not take that bet in a thousand years.

    You know, Gunny is in a way is our own Chuck Norris and he probably deserves similar accolades in his posts.
     
  23. FlSwampRat

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    At the risk of sliding almost off topic, when I was in AIT for Military Police the Marines didn't have their own MP school so a few Leathernecks (do they still call them that?) were in each platoon of our company. Of course we harassed them but if push came to tug and I was in a foxhole looking at the enemy charging toward me, all kidding aside, I'd rather a Marine was in that foxhole with me over the average Army soldier.
    One thing I learned not to mess with on a Marine, his cover (cap, hat, whatever) and his rifle.
    To all the Marines out there, Semper Fi and thanks for your service.
     
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  24. czhen

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    Gunny congratulations for both a friend who trust you and great time together for sure.
     
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  25. Bandit67

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    You know, Gunny is in a way is our own Chuck Norris and he probably deserves similar accolades in his posts.[/QUOTE]

    Some people wear Superman pajamas, Superman wears Gunny pajamas. :rofl:
     
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