You think me shooting it wouldn’t cause the crack to become worse? That’s the thing that worries me.I would leave it alone. That's bayonet practice damage caused by flexing the fore-end. It doesn't affect accuracy or strength, only looks. It can look like a crack or look like glue in a crack, but its never going to look whole unless you take the rifle apart so you can clamp the entire fore-end at right angles to the crack. Get the clamping arranged for a quick application, squirt in thin super glue like found in a hobby shop and clamp it an leave it an hour or two. The crack is clean enough to look really good.
This 722 I bought for this 12 year old Grandson(1st gun show for him) had a crack that followed the grain from the rear of the forearm spiraling through the wrist into the Butt stock. I didn't find it but Logans Parental Grandpa did so I twisted the stock opening the crack and he applied the Super glue.How’d you do it?
That is the rear sight. I do not practice butt strokes. Seems to me that it’ll be fine and shouldn’t have to necessarily be repairedThat particular crack is in a place not affected by recoil....If I'm seeing the rear sight in the picture. It takes no stress unless you're practicing butt strokes.
I would think that stretchy stuff might work better as the pressure is evenly applied. I have had to use clamps in certain circumstances though. I will defer to your experience.I'll explain my 'clamp' instead of elastic bands--- The crack is on one side of a barrel channel. The only way to apply pressure against the crack is by applying pressure straight down. Elastic will bend it inward.
I think the crack may have previously been repaired by using a epoxy. Whenever I try to lift up the piece of wood above the split, the wood barely budges. Do you think it’ll be fine?Just my 2 cents....
Titebond III glue using an injector to fill the crack with as much glue as you can. Warm, wet sponge to wipe away excess. Leave alone for 24 hours to be certain. This will stop the crack from spreading further under recoil.
Amazon.com : surgical tubingUse some stretchy Self Adherent Tape or those blue rubber bands they take your blood with. Surgical tubing is harder to find these days. Use either of those to pull the stock together once glued. I like carpenters wood glue for most wood jobs.