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Gaps between wood/metal
January 17, 2020
4:09 am
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Its a takedown gun so if the takedown needed to be tightened you have to remove the forearm wood to access the screws and they did take the stock off to take pictures so its probably been apart a few other times as well just to settle someones curiosity.


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April 12, 2020
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You guys know I always bitch and whine when the subject of wood shrinkage comes up.   Well an 80+ year old collector/restorer friend of mine has set me straight. He agreed with me about straight grain not shrinking in most cases but he did not agree when it came to fancy wood, especially really fancy wood.  He said that he has seen wood that had no visible cracks on the outside but when the stock was removed there was a crack.  He even said that sometimes there is an internal crack that can't be seen but when the stock was removed and cut open for inspection there was a crack. These cracks are caused by too much shrinkage. So I guess I'll have to watch what I say when it comes to fancy wood.  I apologize for being so hard headed.  I still won't buy one that has too much shrinkage. 

April 14, 2020
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I forgot to add another tip he gave me.  When he fixes a forearm that has shrunk he makes a new tenon so he can drill the holes where he needs them to tighten things up.  

April 15, 2020
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I’m inclined to agree with your friend, Chuck. I had a Legendary Frontiersman (I know, made 1979) with pretty awesome wood but the gap around the tang was almost unsightly. A bit of Bore Butter helped considerably but I always wondered why a rifle with this level of fit & finish would have gaps like this. 



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