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    Help Forend cap to small

    Hey all, new guy here needs a little help. I build custom bolt rifle so I'm not completely stupid but,

    I have a No4 Mk2 that had been put into a plastic stock. I have since removed that crap and I am in the process of fitting new wood. The hand guards had all metal attached, however the forend cap and pins were not. I have the cap and pins however the cap is way too short in the bottom to top measurement. The top of the cap is way below the stock center line. The forend was never on a rifle at any point and will need fitting along with the hand guards.

    My question is how is the forend cap fitted? Sanding down the top of the forend to bring it down to the top of the cap is not going to work since you would then need to open the barrel channel to make up the difference and then the pins would pass through the barrel channel.

    Kind of at a loss. I search like crazy to see if this has come up before, unless I missed it I couldn't find a dang thing about this.

    Thanks for any help or advise.

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    Pics here would be priceless, the metal came fitted to the wood. That's how it was issued, not in parts to be assembled. If your wood is full length to the muzzle then it should be very close. Sounds like you have a short lower and that would account for the difference. Pictures...
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    The forend is NOS or never issued and never had an end cap and pins installed. I wouldn't call this close, this looks to be alot of wood to remove to match the cap. Stock line to the barreled action looks good and correct from what I have seen.

    The cap is fully bottom out on the forend. I have two different caps and they look the same.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Hateca View Post
    The forend is NOS or never issued and never had an end cap and pins installed. I wouldn't call this close, this looks to be alot of wood to remove to match the cap. Stock line to the barreled action looks good and correct from what I have seen.

    The cap is fully bottom out on the forend. I have two different caps and they look the same.

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    Something wrong with the wood or the metal - It's not correct'

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    That's what I figured but I suspect the stock is oversize for fitting which is to be expected since it was never rifle installed. Also the two caps are the same size. I'm just trying to see if anyone has ever fitted one in the past and the correct way of doing it. I suspect the forend nose is to be relived at the bottom working my way up until the top of the cap is even with the top of the stock line. Then the rest of the forend is shaped to blend to the cap. But before I start hacking at this stock I want to be sure I'm on the right track.

    I've read all that I can about fitting the stock and I have a pretty good grasp of how to do the hand guards and stock bands it's just this one end that has me pausing to be sure I'm looking at it correctly.

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    Looks like POFicon wood. It's oversized, came without the metal and needs fitted. I've done a few. Handguards need fitted to accept the bands. Ron (Canadaicon)

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    That's exactly whose stock I think this is but there are no markings what so ever. As for the front cap am I in the right ball park about taking down the nose of the forend from the bottom up to get that cap to sit even with the stock line?

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    Yes - from the bottom up. A little at a time and keeping trying to fit the end cap until positioned. Cross drill holes using cap as a template - half from each side. complete one pin and then go to the remaining. Ron (Canadaicon)


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