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win7stw
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:06 am  Reply with quote



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I have a 1928 Browning Auto 5 with a cracked forearm. Do you guys have any recommendations? If not I am going to attempt to fix it myself.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 11:42 am  Reply with quote
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I had Turnbull Restoration repair a cracked, LC Smith forearm. Fast-turnaround and good as new with no indication or sign the forearm had ever been damaged in the first place.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 4:20 pm  Reply with quote



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What did the repair cost at Turnbull?

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:01 pm  Reply with quote
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Where is it cracked. I've repaired several and they can be repaired sometime but replacement is your best bet.

Just my opinion.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 6:25 pm  Reply with quote



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Itís cracked in 3 spots. Itís a 2-9/16Ē gun so a replacement is hard to find.






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John Singer
PostPosted: Wed Jan 08, 2020 7:18 pm  Reply with quote



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That does not look too bad.

I have repaired a few.

Here is how Larry Potterfield does it:

https://youtu.be/x-HdLKcSu1w

I like to drill from the ends of the forearm through the cracks at an angle. I then use either tooth picks or bamboo skewers as dowels to prevent the crack from reopening.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:28 am  Reply with quote
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My nephews A5 12 cracked; he tried several times to force glue in and clamp it but it always reopened. He finally had to split it completely in two. So far Tightbond is doing the trick. Not invisible though.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 7:36 am  Reply with quote
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Our forum's Mark Larson (UncleDanFan) is as good as anyone.
https://www.marklarsongunart.com/
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Do NOT use gorilla glue get a double syringe of a quality slow cure epoxy be sure to mix it very thoroughly. the degreasing is what will make or break this repair.I use an industrial type called Purple degreaser. soak overnight then soak in hot water changing every hour for 3 hours. then soak in acetone for 1 hour to capture all the water. Acetone is miscible in water 100%. remove from the acetone and allow to dry overnight. think about how you will set the cracks to close. then do a dry run to be sure it will be satisfactory . prepare the epoxy mixing for 100 turns apply as needed. place the wood in the fixture or clamp any glue easing out of the repair needs to be removed immediately. be sure to recheck the repair after 15 min and remove any material that is squeezed out of the joint. It is important to clamp the work with just enough pressure to close up the cracks if to much epoxy is forced out of them there wont be enough glue left to build a strong repair.

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 09, 2020 8:40 am  Reply with quote



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oldog wrote:
Do NOT use gorilla glue get a double syringe of a quality slow cure epoxy be sure to mix it very thoroughly. the degreasing is what will make or break this repair.I use an industrial type called Purple degreaser. soak overnight then soak in hot water changing every hour for 3 hours. then soak in acetone for 1 hour to capture all the water. Acetone is miscible in water 100%. remove from the acetone and allow to dry overnight. think about how you will set the cracks to close. then do a dry run to be sure it will be satisfactory . prepare the epoxy mixing for 100 turns apply as needed. place the wood in the fixture or clamp any glue easing out of the repair needs to be removed immediately. be sure to recheck the repair after 15 min and remove any material that is squeezed out of the joint. It is important to clamp the work with just enough pressure to close up the cracks if to much epoxy is forced out of them there wont be enough glue left to build a strong repair.


Want to do it for me? I currently have it soaking in acetone.

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