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Old 09-02-2020, 03:27 PM
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Tonight dialing in that 54 sharps carbine I cracked the front forearm on my last shot.
I searched but cant find a replacement. Ant one have any ideas. It's a IAB Macheno Sharps 54 caliber round barrel. The forearm cracked at the barrel screw that holds the forearm to the barrel. I actually blew a hunk of wood out of it and don't know why. I cant see any cracks in the breech. Barrel looks fine. Why crack there? Any help would be appreciated. I did plan to use this on my fall bear hunt and am comfortable with my 4 inch groupings with open sights.

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Old 09-02-2020, 03:59 PM
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well that sucks, I hate when things break and end being hard to find replacements !
would this work??(didn't mention if carbine or full size)

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/449620


or

https://www.gunpartscorp.com/products/1786530

OR maybe
adding some pictures to get us to try and make some suggestions

but if it crack at the barrel screw my guess is, the screw was loose allowing recoil to put pressure on the screw as the barrel moved in the stock
there are some pretty incredible epoxy's on the market today that Might help repair this stock pending damage
or maybe can mill out a section and fill in with a combo of epoxy and or metal pin's plates or?/
that or talk to some good stock makers and ask if they can make you one using the broken forearm as a template for them, I imagine they can, just if costs are worth it to you??


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Old 09-02-2020, 04:25 PM
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It's a carbine

Fun to shoot too
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Old 09-03-2020, 01:55 AM
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There's a guy here locally that restores, and makes stocks. He can do wonders on cracked and even broken stocks.

Maybe you can find somebody locally that does similar work.

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Old 09-03-2020, 07:51 PM
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I did a Google search for "stock duplicating services" and there's a bunch of stock duplicating specialists.

You know the old saying, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.

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Old 09-03-2020, 08:00 PM
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Better the gun than your own forearm.
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Old 09-04-2020, 05:21 AM
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would the full sized one work or can it be made too??
this way maybe a stock maker can just reshape, ?
saving all the time of making it fit other wise having it already pre formed mostly??

As that would save a LOT of work time on the stock makers part, helping make things a bit less costly for you !

OR maybe even something you could do at home with a few basic wood working tools
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Old 09-04-2020, 07:27 PM
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Well I found a replacement and it's being shipped to me. Hopefully it will fit. And the guy I talked to was very knowledgeable on sharps. He knew why it happened and what I need to watch in the future. And....he said he could repair my original. But I ordered an unfinished replacement to hopefully fix my missing forearm temporarily so i can still bear hunt with it.


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Old 09-04-2020, 07:31 PM
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my last shot when the firearm cracked. Bottom target 1 inch high at 50 yards. With a peep site and 70 yr old eyes! I was getting better the more I practiced. My second to last shot was low, same target.
I started on the center target aligning the peep as its adjustable. It has been a long time since I used open, or iron sites or even a perp site. All I use now are scoped firearms. So to make sure I can hit my target correctly I've been practicing. Was real happy with my last 2 shots.

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Old 09-05-2020, 03:54 AM
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well what caused the crack??
and glad you found a replacement too! but am curious as to what went wrong!
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