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Drilling a stock for QD studs?

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by mattgriff88, May 16, 2014.

  1. mattgriff88

    mattgriff88 Busy Member

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    Merthyr Tydfil

    i have bought a anschutz 1517 i was hoping the qd studs would be all ready fitted but they're not unfortunately.

    the studs are supplied with the gun but i have to fit them myself, how do i go about doing this any decent guides to follow?

  2. Egg

    Egg Major Poster

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    A vice and a small drill-bit for pilot holes are a must. It's relatively easy to do but go easy.

    I'd defo recommend using - or getting access to - a vice mate.
  3. C_G

    C_G Junior Member

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  4. mattgriff88

    mattgriff88 Busy Member

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    Merthyr Tydfil
    Thanks both.

    funny enough i just watched that video and it does explain it well.

    the studs that come with the gun are exactley the same length and both measure 5.4mm outer thread and the inner core measures 4mm.

    what drill bit size would you recommend for these?

    would using some sort of glue/resin make the fitting stronger or is it not recommended to do this?
  5. 18 Wheeler

    18 Wheeler Busy Member

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    -3.5 or 4mm drill bit, probably the latter. The greatest risk when fitting studs comes from too small a pilot hole, subsequent tightening of the stud can then split the stock. You should be able to screw them with no more leverage than the short end of an Allen key, the last 1/4 turn may need the longer shaft of the key to be placed through the stud's hole when its face binds to the stock. Any more friction indicates that the hole is probably too small IMO.

    -Have a trial run on a piece of scrap wood, preferably something of similar hardness to the stock, although even ply or pine is better than nothing. This will give you a feel for the correct hole size with your specific studs. In the worst case new studs are much cheaper than repairing or replacing a stock!

    -Place some masking tape on the stock to help you mark the correct location and prevent the drill bit from slipping. Lightly marking the starting point with an awl (or similar) will also help prevent any slips.

    -Drill the stock to the correct depth. Place some more masking tape on the drill bit as a depth stop, stud length +1mm.

    -Don't epoxy the stud into the stock. If it should break at a later date it will make tidy removal almost impossible.

    -I rub the threads on some candle wax. It helps stop the threads binding in particularly hard woods and may offer some protection against water ingress which could swell and split the wood.

    I've done the above on many stocks over the years it has served me well. All the studs have remained secure and trouble free. HTH
    Last edited: May 16, 2014
  6. Stevie Darling

    Stevie Darling Sexual tyrannosaurus

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    St. Andrews, Jockland.
    This is the way I did it, mine has never moved!!

    A drill bit the size as the shank of the screw:)
  7. jesim1

    jesim1 Kit bitch to the Stars

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    Wigan/St Helens
    As the above posts, I fitted two lots last week to my guns, the pilot holes the size of the screw shaft is the key, don't try to go small or you could split it, the wood is thin in a stock.


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