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Broken stock

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Welshdean, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. Welshdean

    Welshdean Well-Known Member

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    Hi, everyone.

    Today I took my rifle to somebody in order for them to help me out with a few issues I'm having with my bsa lightning.
    the action was separate from the stock, and the guy wanted to cock the weapon, so rested the action in the stock and cocked it. Then fired it.
    that was when two pieces of wood , either side of the very front of the stock, next to the barrel came off. Nice clean breaks with no splinters.
    So we used epoxy glue to secure it back in place. Jobs a good'en so far, and I know it's very strong glue. But my question is.... Will it be ok in the near future when the rifle is fully assembled, and used over and over again.

    or is there a chance that it will break again in the future.

    i would appreciate it if anyone has experienced this before, or used epoxy resin to glue stocks together in the past
     
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    I'd be fuming... You've been sold a total dud and I'd be ringing the guy you bought it from. He saw you coming mate..
     
  3. Jackroadkill

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    Really you needed to use wood glue, but without a picture it's hard to tell.

    I'm sorry to say this, but the majority of the damage is likely to be to the barrel if it was fired when the barrel was broken. If this was the case you should check the barrel for straightness as it's likely to be bent upwards. If the barrel was latched in the closed position you should be okay.
     
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    He'd be buying me a new rifle ....but tbh if I was standing there I wouldn't of let him do it atb
     
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    Alexdermietzel Keyboard Hero

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    Also check for any damage between the trigger and the for-end, that area has a tendency to become damaged in the specified circumstances. He should done that to the rifle, I would get into contact with them and have a go.
     
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    Welshdean Well-Known Member

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    It was not fired when open, it was fully closed. But I'm wondering if this glue will be strong enough, it's exactly the same as araldite
     
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    Alexdermietzel Keyboard Hero

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    I wonder how the stock broke then:eek:!
     
  8. Welshdean

    Welshdean Well-Known Member

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    Also, just to let you know. The guy who's old me the rifle, was not the one who broke the stock
     
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    Oh yeah, I must have misread it lol. Changed it now.
     
  10. Welshdean

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    The stock broke, because it was not secured to the action by any screws. It was only rested in the stock to make cocking easier, it was the vibration that broke it when fired
     
  11. Barcelona68

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    I got the wrong end of the stick sorry mate.

    Just your previous thread about buying the rifle and the problems you had cocking it and the trigger. I thought your friend cocked the rifle and shot it and the stock fell to bits... Lol I must read properly before posting.. My apologies.
     
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    The problem with epoxy and wood is that the glue won't really penetrate the pores of the wood like a proper wood glue does. You'll just have to wait and see.
     
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    Ideally to repair it you do need wood glue as said above, I would also dowel it or some kind of biscuit joint to put some strength into it!!!

    Can you not source a new stock at your "mates" expense????

    Jamie
     
  14. Welshdean

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    Has anybody here got a spare stock they are selling cheap ?
     
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    Welshdean Well-Known Member

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    Would a tactical stock fit a lightning xl, and what other stocks would
     
  17. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    My lightning was an XL TAC, so yes,

    I think they are all interchangeable:)
     
  18. Welshdean

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    I don't suppose there are any sites that sell second hand ones are there or sites where people swap thing for air rifles
     
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    Good epoxy based glues are much stronger than the timber, what is impossible to know is whether there are any hidden cracks..

    Only time will tell.
     
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    Put up a wanted add on here mate, and keep an eye on ebay:up:
     

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