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    Quick advice needed - what tools needed for fitting forends

    Off to a woodworking place to get a wee chisel in 20 minutes - what other items should i get - I have a No.1 forend to relieve for a heavy barrel and a No.4 forearm to fit round a receiver. What tools should I own?


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    Index of Peter Laidler's on-line series of articles.......

    Also, type in Google CSE (custom search engine) located in top right corner of site (white input box) the phrase fitting forend and see if that helps ..

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    Just a quick read Newcastle tells me that you ain't done fore-end fitting before....., right! While you're in the shop, I'd ask the man at the counter for another OLD previously fitted fore-end first. The take that away and try fitting that first and while you're doing it, make a list of the tools you're going to need.

    While we were apprentices, we spent MONTHS doing this job, ruining many fore-ends, handgards, butts, Bren butts, pistol grips and....... and..... and then patching them to get it back to 'before ruined state' then starting again.

    But whichever way you do it, good luck - but I'd play with an old fore-end first

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    Quick. List of basic hand tools needed - anyone??

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    These are the tools I use:

    - Sand-paper, different grades

    - Set of sharp hobby chisels (the type with blades about 8mm wide)

    - Large flat metal file (I use to level the bed for the receiver, the gap between the draws, and the rear face)

    - Large curved metal file

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    This is what I use;

    Inletting black - use on metal to see contact on wood. I use "Brownells"
    Barrel scrapper - round. Mine are "Jeery Fisher"
    Flat scrapper - in a pinch a sharp 1/2" chisel will do
    A pair of non marring quick release clamps. Mine are "Irwin Quick-Grip"

    Hope this helps,

    Ron

    you need lots of patiences. Fit and scrape until you get the desired contact and forearm pressure at tip.

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