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    I'm sure I've written this before but will do so again. From the Canadianicon 1943 "Extracts From Instructions for Armourers"

    NOTE, - A split at the rear end of the fore-end, at the junction portion under the stock bolt plate, may be ignored, provided the screwed wire has a firm hold.



    That being the word from the experts, I'd also degrease it as best I could and work some good quality wood glue into the crack and clamp it up overnight with a C-clamp padded with leather. It may just crack again but it certainly can't hurt.

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    They all crack around there. I've seen many like it.

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    hi i have fixed a few of them cracks i pull the stock bolt keeper out clean every thing up degrease the wood and get glue in the crack and i glue the keeper in as well never had a problem i use brownells acraglas gel

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