Cracked Fore End

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Cracked Fore End

Postby tripod58 » Tue Dec 23, 2008 11:51 pm

Its for a Beretta 686 Do you know of anyplace that will custom make synthetic stocks? My fore end cracked and to have a new one built is unbelievably expensive. I was considering getting it dipped after the season and I heard it sicks to synthetic better. I don't know I may just get new stocks and fore end built and keep it classic looking
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Postby don taylor » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:02 am

If your not super handy in a wood shop, take it to a cabinet maker and have him use a dowel to repair it. Its not a stressed area like a stock and if you dip it, who cares? I have done it and had excellent results. You'd be surprised how skilled hands can blend in repairs.
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Postby tripod58 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 12:09 am

Well I don't think it can be doweled but I could try. It cracked along the side statring at the from and going towards the top for about 7 inches. Its a pretty bad crack. I am still trying to figure out how it happened. Its been in a case and hasn't been dropped.
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Postby fishduck » Wed Dec 24, 2008 8:43 am

If you are having it dipped just fiber glass the forend. then you can have it dipped and it will be very strong.
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Postby tripod58 » Wed Dec 24, 2008 9:00 am

That is a good idea, I hadn't really thought about that. Thanks
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