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Neatening-Up a Model 1922
Page 6 - Handguard Repair
While the stock was beat-up and dinged, I didn't do any repair work, other that cleaning and coating with boiled linseed oil (BLO). The handguard was cracked and required some work.
The handguard was cleaned in Purple Power a few times. The crack (between the sight cut-out and the receiver lip) was routed out with a Dremel cutter, and two transverse grooves were cut.
Two pieces of 1/16-inch welding rod were fitted into the grooves. Not shown, the rods were also sand blasted (it was right there, and the air was on)
The rods and the crack itself were coated/filled with Brownells AcraGlas. The two holes are for the snap sprung handguard retainer. One of the holes had worked its way completely through. As the Glas set up, it was worked into the through hole and cut flush with the outside surface. The Glass was cut smooth with the inner surface with a pocket knife when it had "gelled".
After the Glas had cured, the entire guard was given two coats of BLO.
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