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Neatening-Up a Model 1922
Page 1 - Stock
The whole thing was torn down in to itty-bitty parts.
The bayonet lug is a casting secured to the stock by a "hook" driven into a hole in the stock fore-end.
When the "hook" was driven out the lug is removed.
The front and rear bands are each secured by spring loaded latches. The springs are held to the stock with driven pins (like nails) that are a part of the spring/latch assembly. Here is one of them being driven out with a pin-punch.
The stock was scraped to remove the finish. According to Neal Proctor, the well-known PA stock-maker, scraping is faster and better then sanding, as sanding the old finish only clogs the paper. After scraping, the wood was coated with "Purple Power" and washed and soaked in VERY hot water. The hot water lifted most of the dents while the "Power' remover the old oil.
These dents are now invisible. After soaking and drying, the wood was LIGHTLY sanded and given two coats of Boiled Linseed Oil and wiped dry.
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