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78CJ #437403 02/29/16 05:14 PM
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Some stocks bend like rubber when heated and some don't and some return to original over time. If this stock was bent once heating and bending back to original might relieve any stress it has now and allow it to be bent in the other direction. When bending under heat, the operator can feel if he is pushing it too far sometimes and stop. It is not as big a crap shoot as you are being led to believe. there is still risk.


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I have considered selling and finding something similar. What is the double at the top of the main page. I want that in 20 Ga....

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Contact Mike Orlen in Amherst, MA to have it bent. Cost is less than $150. He has bent probably 10 stocks for me. Never a problem.

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IF you go the duplication route, I believe some folks wrap the stock in painters tape so the tracing needle won't mess up the exterior finish and then they do glue blocks on the front and back of the stock.


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I think the Parker Repros were essentially straight cast. If that is the case, your gun may have already been bent, so going back home may not be too much of a risk

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Another thing to consider is after the bend - in time, you may get some spring back. I have a very nice 32" sporter with great wood that I purchased with 1/4" cast-on (left hand). I had the stock bent to 1/4" cast off (right hand). Several months later, the stock moved about 1/8" back towards cast-on. I corrected this problem by installing an adjustable comb to compensate. Keep in mind, my gun is an O/U sporter. Stock movement can happen.

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Not to hijack the thread, but how difficult or dangerous is to bend a stock upwards to reduce excessive drop, (like a lot of old guns have)? Is it easier to bend a straight grip than a pistol grip?
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I believe grain flow of the wood and the type of wood has more to do with whether they can be bent or not then whether they pistol or straightgrip. Believe that true quartersawn wood is easier to bend up or down as compared to slab sawn wood. I've heard English bends much easier then American Black walnut. I think a guy who bends a bunch can tell you pretty quick. FWIW, I had a Fox restocked in English that I had bent for both cast and for drop. The stockmaker said it was easy as hell to bend.


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Originally Posted By: 78CJ
I have considered selling and finding something similar. What is the double at the top of the main page. I want that in 20 Ga....


Pretty sure it's a Merkel.


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Just talked with Mike this morning. We are going to give it a go at bending.

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