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Stock repair (removing swivels)

Discussion in 'Anything Airgun Related' started by at106, May 10, 2012.

  1. at106

    at106 Active Member

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    In the next month i will be stripping the varnish off of my beech s400 stock, applying a stain and oiling it. However it currently has swivel studs fitted however im not going to use them so i would like to remove them. I am just wondering what the best way to cover the holes is? The holes are about 3mm diameter. I was thinking about using dowel but is there a better way?

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  2. JD

    JD Donator

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    A piece of doweling that matches the stock wood if possible, makes a good repair, but if you want to go for abit of stock bling ? after doweling the holes, inlay the top of the holes with a piece of wood veneer, with a shape that pleasing to your eyes..
     
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    Personally it is better and easier to just leave them in. They are pretty unobtrusive and you never know, you may need them one day.
     
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    Thanks for both replies! My dad said exactly what you said about leaving them in so i may well do that. However they are not straight, so what i think i'll do is remove them, fit some dowel and then redrill the holes better than the last person! I was also thinking about fitting a bipod later on so leaving them in will also make that easier:up:
     
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    cloverleaf Super Moderator Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Was going to suggest the same.. I did similar recently if you're interested ;)
     
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    +1 for Mr Cloverleafs guide. Deffo gets my vote:up:
     
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    you could buy a hard shellac stick (colour to match) and use a soldering iron to melt it in to the holes and the scrap it all flush.
     

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