View Full Version : Fitting new stock?
04-01-2009, 02:19 PM
I bought a new stock on ebay. It's a dark green laminate Boyds stock. Very nice. I only paid $80 plus $20 shipping for it. My rifle drops in ok but no amount of force will close the trigger guard. I tried so hard I was afraid I would bend the stamped guard. What should I do and where should I do it? Also, Would I be better off ordering some of the stock hardwear or is it easy to get mine off of my original stock? The only thing I have ever taken off was the buttplate.
04-01-2009, 03:17 PM
You will have to shave it down from the bottom side not the top I'v seen Boyds a touch to big, try not to force any thing.
04-01-2009, 04:45 PM
HERE (http://www.surplusrifle.com/reviews2006/boydsgarandstock/index.asp) is a pretty good explanation of where to shave the stock, courtesy of Surplusrifle.com. After he fits the rifle into the stock, there are several illustrations with areas highlighted thqat might need some reduction. According to the write-up, figures 8 & 9 are supposed to be the most significant areas, but I'm a rank novice.
Now, I suppose it takes someone who knows the heck what he's doing to properly diagnose and treat, doesn't it?
Right, then. Bash on!
04-01-2009, 06:45 PM
04-01-2009, 07:39 PM
Don't the Brits say that to mean "carry on"? :cool:
04-01-2009, 09:34 PM
Well thats funny.:)Was left in the dark without a torch with me bonnet up
04-01-2009, 11:51 PM
That's the right place, done it on a fat Boyd's that came on a service grade from the CMP. Stock was so fat that the armorer had to close the rifle with a mallet that left a mark on a NOS SA milled hook trigger guard, bent the lugs on the trigger housing.
Got a new trigger housing from CMP and worked the stock. Used #150 grit paper with a nice squared wood block. Stroked across the flats at the same time. Take it easy. Few strokes and then fit. Stroke till' you can just barely close the TG with your hand. Be patient and keep the block flat and square. Touch up with some stain when you're done then pure tung oil. If you do it right...it'll be like your receiver is bedded. Stroke on.....
Good luck Billy, and death to tyrants,
04-02-2009, 02:56 AM
I see, Thanks for the replies
04-02-2009, 08:01 AM
I use a razor sharp 3/4" wood chisel and draw it along that surface indicated above taking a small amount of material off per stroke.
Two careful strokes on each surface, then try to assemble the rifle.
Maintain that angle those surfaces are pitched to the outside of the stock.
04-05-2009, 10:41 PM
You may want to know that the stock modification picture and the 'how to' information you link to on your website was originally put together and posted on the old Jouster Forum by Gus Fisher. You might want to acknowledge his contribution and expertise for providing this free and valuable information to all.
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