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Redoing the checkering on a old stock.

Discussion in 'Maintenance & Gunsmithing' started by Bigbaddude, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. Bigbaddude

    Bigbaddude West linn Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I am redoing a 60 year old Marlin stock that was redone a couple of times many years ago. The checkering is in pretty bad shape is it possible to fix?
    If the fix is to hard cause I am not a greatest working with wood where would you take it to have a pro do it?
    Thanks for the help
  2. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Take it to Sherry in Colton, CUSTOM CHECKERING

    I know many people who've had custom checkering done on shotguns and have been very happy with it. It's hand done and very high quality.
  3. Silver Hand

    Silver Hand Southern Oregon Coast Well-Known Member

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    I don't think it would be possible to purchase new checkering tools to trace over the old checkering and have it work out well. The tool bits that cut the original checkering have to be matched to repair your checkering. The slightest variation in width would compound again and again.

    Silver Hand