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Old March 4th, 2017, 07:37 AM   #1
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Crack in walnut stock

I just degreased a VG usgi from Treeline and noticed a crack where it was previously repaired with a pin and filler. I degreased with Purple Power and very quickly rinsed under hot water. I dried it with a towel and let it air dry in the basement (cool temp with dehumidifier) and it looks great except for the crack.

I know that incorrectly drying can cause this but since it was a previously repaired crack was it inevitable regardless of my treatment? I definitely didn't quick dry or expose it to heat.

Will some wood epoxy fix this?



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Old March 4th, 2017, 07:50 AM   #2
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I see that VG Treeline stocks can come with repaired cracks. As the crack extends past the repair, Treeline may help you. If you decide to repair it, I suggest you fill it with sawdust(if you can) and apply some thin CA glue.

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you can open it up a bit,mix some good wood glue with stock saw dust and fill the hole

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Is it split completely thru? Can you see it on the inside? If not, I wouldn't worry too much about it. Just rub in some sawdust with the oil/stain.

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You are not going to be able to get the pin out; unless you want to do more damage to the stock. Do you know how to repair using brass pins ?? You could take the stock liner out and drill and insert 2 pins. as the first one looks to be doing nothing. looks to be going the wrong way. I would take the stock liner out and drill and put one pin 1/4 inch in from the liner to the mag well. and second pin where the middle repair is divide that in half and drill up into the stock, but pins should be around 1 inch in length and use the CA glue as Rich D Say's. The Ca glue will leave a fine dark line that could look like the grain. After the glue dries around 10-20 min. You can file smooth the pins.

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I just degreased a VG usgi from Treeline and noticed a crack where it was previously repaired with a pin and filler. I degreased with Purple Power and very quickly rinsed under hot water. I dried it with a towel and let it air dry in the basement (cool temp with dehumidifier) and it looks great except for the crack.

I know that incorrectly drying can cause this but since it was a previously repaired crack was it inevitable regardless of my treatment? I definitely didn't quick dry or expose it to heat.

Will some wood epoxy fix this?
Your washing had nothing to do with what you're looking at. As you can see, it was a prior arsenal repair, as evinced by both the brass pin and filler. I wouldn't worry about this at the moment. Complete your refinishing, shoot, and observe. If it opens any further, I'd take a dremel wheel to the crack, fill in with epoxy, sand and refinish again. However, chances are you won't have to do the latter.

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Thanks for all the responses. I won't be able to re-pin so I'm going to do some minor epoxy filling and see how it goes. It doesn't look split through so it should be ok.

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Thanks for all the responses. I won't be able to re-pin so I'm going to do some minor epoxy filling and see how it goes. It doesn't look split through so it should be ok.

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You can also stuff baking soda in the crack, and add some very thin superglue a couple of times. The soda pulls the thin glue into the crack.

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You can also stuff baking soda in the crack, and add some very thin superglue a couple of times. The soda pulls the thin glue into the crack.
Nice tip Rich.

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Ok my 2 cents worth Titebond 3 wood glue will dry almost exactly the color of the bare wood mix saw dust in like mentioned above and the lightly sand it you'll never see it. This glue is cheap under $5 for a little bottle and it works great. DO NOT use the gorilla glue on a gun stock. It expands like 100% more than they say it does. And it doesn't sand worth a crap.

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Thanks, Rich. Learned something new today!

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