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Arisaka Stock: Buttplate Screw Plug

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Uploaded on Jul 25, 2010

The bottom screw on the buttplate of my Arisaka was stripped out. I think it got a little rusty, and it rotted the wood right around the screw, so it wouldn't hold. It's a pretty quick fix, and can be used to fix any similar stripped out butt plate stock screw. Location on this one was easy. I'm glad it wasn't the top that was not holding.

I used a half inch paddle bit and drilled out the existing hole to that diameter. Cut about a three quarter inch long piece of half inch diameter dowel and scored some grooves in it so the epoxy has somewhere to set up and hold it in place. The plug didn't quite go in all the way, even after tapping it. So I just glued it and shortened it flush with the stock with the paddle bit. Make sure you've got the exact center so it's not off if it is necessary to shorten. Drilled out the hole for the screw and eased it in. Turned out great. Epoxy hardened very well after an hour.

I would recommend a hardwood dowel for any DIYers. I didn't want the lower or upper piece of the stock to break off or be damaged in any way, so I thought it prudent to repair it in this fashion to protect the structural integrity of the stock. The stock had a large dovetail style joint holding on the bottom piece. The trigger guard assembly also screws in to the lower piece to help hold it in place.

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