Originally Posted by reef_runner
Does anyone know of a place I can take my stock to get it repaired around Angleton/South Houston area? Somehow the stock on my 700 BDL split from right behind the trigger guard down to the pistol grip.
How successful a split stock can be repaired depends on how bad the split is and how the grain of the wood runs in relation to the shape of the stock. Some times it can be done fairly easy and made stronger than it was to begin with. Some time its a lost cause.
When I did repairs on stocks that were split through the pistol grip area, I would drill a hole from inside the inletting(under the action) that went all the way to the bottom of the pistol grip with out showing from the outside. Then I would put a piece of 1/4" threaded rod in the hole and epoxy it all together. After that, it was just a matter of blending in the finish so the crack didn't show. The hardest part of this kind of job, is figuring out how to clamp every thing in place long enough for the epoxy to set up.