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Suggestions for unsightly nick

Gene LGene L Senior MemberPosts: 12,750 Senior Member
I've got a RBL shotgun and it's pretty nice.  It was perfect but I took it down to put it back in its case and dropped the forend with its sharp fitting on the perfect stock.  Causing a small (relatively small) ding.  I have thought of ways to fix it, but can't come up with a suitable solution.  I thought maybe a skilled gunsmith finisher could do something to mitigate the problem, but I don't know what.  Any suggestions short of replacing the stock would be appreciated.  Sorry, no pictures.  Would it be possible to drill out the dint and filling the hole with a filler?  Not me
Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.

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  • GrapeApeGrapeApe Posts: 451 Member
    Paging @Big Al1
    "For longer range, use a bigger case. For bigger game, use a bigger bullet." - Dan Johnson
  • PFDPFD Senior Member PNWPosts: 1,840 Senior Member
    Hot iron and damp cloth? 🤔
    That's all I got.

    Paul
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,750 Senior Member
    PFD said:
    Hot iron and damp cloth? 🤔
    I wish.  It's not depressed but gouged.  Something is going to have to be done to fill that gouge.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,610 Senior Member
    edited October 2022 #5
    If the finish is oil the slurry of rubbing oil in with steel wool or wet/dry sandpaper will slowly fill in a shallow gouge.

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • TugarTugar Senior Member Western IdahoPosts: 2,460 Senior Member
    Might be able to sand a piece in an inconspicuous place. Then use sawdust and wood-glue to make a matching patch material.
    Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.
    Winston Churchill
  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,750 Senior Member
    It ain't a shallow dip.  I wish it were because if this was the case, I wouldn't worry so much. It's a gouge, small but significant.  I guess you'd have to see it in person.  I may have to send it back to Connecticut Shotgun company.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
  • RaftermanRafterman New Member Posts: 386 Member
    Gene, no suggestion from me but I'm sorry to hear what happened. I can feel your pain.  :s
  • JKPJKP Senior Member North FloridaPosts: 2,677 Senior Member
    Unsightly Nick?


  • Wambli SkaWambli Ska Posts: 4,610 Senior Member
    Gene L said:
    It ain't a shallow dip.  I wish it were because if this was the case, I wouldn't worry so much. It's a gouge, small but significant.  I guess you'd have to see it in person.  I may have to send it back to Connecticut Shotgun company.
    Sad to hear that.  Sending it back might be the best choice.  That’s a valuable gun so it’s absolutely worth it.

    It’s a °IIIII° thing 😎

  • Gene LGene L Senior Member Posts: 12,750 Senior Member
    I took the shotgun out of the case and looked at it closely.  The stock isn't compromised and it's hardly noticeable.  Had to look for it.  My memory made it worse than it really is.
    Concealed carry is for protection, open carry is for attention.
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