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Old 05-15-2021, 02:40 PM
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I have different way of handling that type of break after dealing with a few. Go ahead and repair it as best you can for now and see how it comes out. If you're not happy with it, cut it off and replace it with a piece of walnut that matches the best you can- straight cut so the new piece will match up as close as possible with a very small glue line. On the inside along the barrel channel you may need to use a very sharp chisel to get a good straight line to glue to. When cutting your piece to glue into place, make it larger than you need so it is easy to clamp into place- shape it back to the original lines after the glue is completely dry . Once it is all done, take a look at it and decide what you need for a finish to either clean up the stock or hide the repair, whichever is necessary or best in your eyes.

Another method is to cut the stock at an angle of approximately 45 degrees from the top to bottom to completely remove the broken piece. Cut a piece of fore end material of your choosing an identical angle to glue on. I've used Fiddleback maple, Rosewood, Maple burl, Ebony, Black & White Ebony, cherry, and a couple others for this and they all look great. Install dowels when putting the piece on and make the piece a bit oversized so you can shape it down later. Leave the end square so you have a clamping surface and glue it up and clamp it. This may shorten your stock a bit once you get the tip to the length you like, but not by very much and won't really be all the visible or a handicap to shooting.

Good luck with the project...

Bob
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Old 05-15-2021, 04:22 PM
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Get the best mechanical repair you can with the Acraglas then sand the finish back and have the stock Cerakoted.
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