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Restoring a old TC Hawken

So I have had this rifle for about 10 yrs, and it was given to me by a friend. It is functional, the barrel had been wrapped in camo duct tape which I just removed. THere is duct tape residue/adhesive all up and down the barrel. The stock is worn, but no major damage. My biggest problem is the screw holes in the stock where the brass escutcheon/wedge pin ovals attach have stripped into the wedge pin hole. is there any way that I can fix that?
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So I have had this rifle for about 10 yrs, and it was given to me by a friend. It is functional, the barrel had been wrapped in camo duct tape which I just removed. THere is duct tape residue/adhesive all up and down the barrel. The stock is worn, but no major damage. My biggest problem is the screw holes in the stock where the brass escutcheon/wedge pin ovals attach have stripped into the wedge pin hole. is there any way that I can fix that?
try tapping a pointed end of tooth pick in the hole and break or snip off flush then start your screw slowly should hold fine. works with most light load bearing wood holes
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Re: Restoring a old TC Hawken

JB Weld or any other good epoxy. Let it set up and re-drill the tiny holes.
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That won't work.... There is a large hole in the middle to accommodate the wedge pin. On both sides of the wedge pin hole there is two screw holes that hold the brass oval barrel lock plates on. The small screws must have been ran in crooked because there is no wood left between the sides of the screw holes and the wedge pin hole. So if you are looking at the screw holes, there is no wood at all at the 9 o'clock position on the right hole, and no wood at the 3 o'clock position on the left hole. Where the wedge pin/barrel lock goes thru, you can see the screws partially on each side. They just spin, and won't hold the brass lock plates on.
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JB Weld or any other good epoxy. Let it set up and re-drill the tiny holes.
We must have been typing at the same time. I was thinking maybe an epoxy, just hope it doesn't push out into wedge pin hole while drilling.
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Yep, any good epoxy. Always remember, and never forget: If it can't be fixed with WD-40, duck tape or epoxy it can't be fixed. If it can't be cleaned with a pressure washer it can't be cleaned. This motto has got me back to hunting and fishing more than once.

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Re: Restoring a old TC Hawken

You can make a very stable and weatherproof wood putty out of Elmers Glue and saw dust. If possible, use the saw dust from the same wood you are working with.

Once applied, dry, sanded, you can redrill and install screws.

Is your position a short term gain - or a long term loss? Separate the issues.
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Maybe try slightly larger screws and coat the threads with wood glue before running them in? As long as the larger screws dont prevent the wedge from going in you should be ok.
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try tapping a pointed end of tooth pick in the hole and break or snip off flush then start your screw slowly should hold fine. works with most light load bearing wood holes
My go to. Don't think I have a kitchen cabinet door that has not seen a tothpick.

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Will Dental Floss work too?.....
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