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Dodgy Wood Screw Stud

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by Darren 8, Jul 4, 2020.

  1. Darren 8

    Darren 8 Active Member

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    Evening all,

    Was out on a long shoot tonight, blanked too :facepalm:. Unfortunately noticed one of my wood screws had come lose on the stock. No problem I thought and screwed it back in, it's happened before. This time however it screws back in but goes loose and doesn't lock it, clearly there's been some loosening to the screw hole, maybe a small bit of wood has come out so the screw threads no longer fit in tight.

    This leaves me with two options...
    1. Drill a new hole... which I'd rather avoid. The fella I bought it off has made 2 attempts already, and I don't want my stock looking like a farm track.
    2. Superglue the screw in the hole and hope for the best. If it doesn't work I guess I'll have some massive forearms carrying a Superten around everywhere :rolleyes: A strap is so handy when out walking with the gun.
    Anyone else had any similar issues ?

    Cheers,

    Darren
     

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    Mortimer Very Active

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    Try a thicker screw if you can find one, or epoxy resin rather than Superglue. Or both.
     
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  3. JKR

    JKR Engaging Member

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    Never done it to a rifle stock but have tried a few methods in the past on other woodwork that have worked ok,

    1) threaded inserts. Drill out current home, fit insert and away you go. May struggle to find an insert with a standard sling stud thread so most likely have to buy a machine thread stud as well.

    2) use a decent high strength wood filler. Make sure it's one that states it can be re-drilled once set and when ready re-insert sling stud.

    All the best,

    James.
     
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  4. carpetguy

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    I repaired my daughter’s guitar strap hole with a couple of match sticks and put locktite in the hole before inserting the screw.
    I don’t know if the locktite helps but it seems pretty solid and hasn’t worked loose
     
  5. timmytree

    timmytree Pro Poster

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    That looks to be a candidate for drilling out, fitting a plug cut from under the butt pad, glue it and drill it as you would from new. You may get enough material to cover that nasty chip as well.
     
  6. shergar

    shergar Keyboard Hero

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    Wood takes glue very well, the glue being stronger than the wood. Plug cutters are readily available in various sizes allowing plug to be cut across grain to match grain in stock. Use spade drill to drill hole size of plug, glue in plug correctly orientating grain, sand down to match existing, then drill and screw as if original wood. A screw into a pilot hole is stronger than a screw without one. In the first case whole perimeter of thread is gripped. Without pilot hole wood tends to split gripping just two sides of screw.
    Furniture in UK uses beech. Beech is tenacious. An old chair leg will be a good source for plugs.
     
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    I''d agree with this. It's how I secured a Picatinny rail, to the fore-end of my XT 501, and it's held really well.
     
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    timmytree Pro Poster

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    I never thought of using old beech furniture, thanks! Just goes to prove you're never too old to learn. I've done similar repairs twice and always taken wood from under the pad.
     
  9. chuggypop

    chuggypop Marmite - I'm undecided.

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    Is the correct answer.
     
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    robs5230 Oversprung

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    I have a Superten with sling studs.

    I know for a fact, that there's little meat at the forend where that stud has been attached.
    Before I did anything, I'd remove the stock to see how far that stud is going through the stock and make sure its not catching anything.

    I'd also redrill for the stud, slightly further forward, using an appropriate drill.
     
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  11. 1260engineer

    1260engineer Precision matters

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    fill the hole with wood glue ... spray with silicone or wax the screw .. screw the screw into the hole and leave it to dry . then screw the screw out then refit the part :)
     
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    except it will be end grain...
     
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  13. chuggypop

    chuggypop Marmite - I'm undecided.

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    So long as the plug is the right size, I doubt that anyone will ever notice.
     
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    1260engineer Precision matters

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    Sorry took a while only just got into me workshop . you can get these as well and use a proper screw
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    drill and press in the ones on the right expaned as the screw goes in :thumb: the first one on the left just drill and press in with some glue
     
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  15. Pietro Beretta

    Pietro Beretta Keyboard Hero

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    If it were me, I'd install a threaded insert, then use a swivel eye with a machine screw thread.
    Swivel-Studs-PACK-OF-2.jpg
     
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    ^^^^Where do you get them from, @1269engineer ?
     
  17. Jimmypie

    Jimmypie Pffft , Pop , Twang , Bang

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    Perhaps Drill through , countersink the inside , use a stud with a machine thread & nut inside ?
     

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