c. Proceed with repair as indicated in figure 3-5.
e. Cut off screw and file flush so rough edges do
The method of spreading the crack prior to inserting the
adhesive is the same on all weapons having wooden
Repairing Damaged Wooden Components
d. Remove excess adhesive.
Using Epoxy Adhesive
e. Keep separated areas tight in the vise until
a. Place component in a vise. Use a wooden
block to prevent item from being damaged.
b. Clean crack of dirt and grease.
Figure 3-5. Repairing damaged, wooden stocks with epoxy adhesive (M1, M2 Carbines, M1, M14 Rifles and M79
f. Repair wooden hand guards (fig 3-6). Hand
suffice to affect the repair of all hand guards, providing
adequate clamping facilities are available.
guards can be repaired using epoxy adhesive and / or
brass reinforcing screws. Unless the separation is