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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Eastern,Pa
Re: Model 1890
No one will remove a buttplate to analyze a screw hole repair, its just a matter of taking up the extra space. Someone at some point put the wrong screw in, one that was too large in diameter. Heres the trick I have used and seen used the most. Insert a plug of the same type of wood. You may have to fashion the plug to make it right. Do not glue it or epoxy it, make it tight and flush. Put a few drops of water on the plug every few hours for a day or two. This will expand the plug. Reinstall the buttplate. When done the screw will tighten the plug for good. Most important, you have done nothing that can't be removed, you did not alter or modify the gun.
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