Watch: Quick & Easy Fix for Stripped Gun Stock Screws

   02.22.18

Watch: Quick & Easy Fix for Stripped Gun Stock Screws

Stripped wood screws are a common problem when you’re working on guns, especially older ones. The wood around the threads simply deteriorates over time, especially if the gun hasn’t been well cared for.

This short video tells you in less than three minutes (not counting the short intro and info on the gun) how to easily fix that problem.

I confess that I’ve never gone to these lengths; my repair usually involves toothpicks and wood glue. As usual, Potterfield’s method is clearly superior.

Keeping all screws original helps preserve a gun’s value, so don’t just look for a screw with larger threads; take the time to fix it properly.

As Larry likes to say in these videos, “That looks pretty good.”

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Editor & Contributing Writer Russ Chastain is a lifelong hunter and shooter who has spent his life learning about hunting, shooting, guns, ammunition, gunsmithing, reloading, and bullet casting. He started toting his own gun in the woods at age nine and he's pursued deer with rifles since 1982, so his hunting knowledge has been growing for more than three and a half decades. His desire and ability to share this knowledge with others has also grown, and Russ has been professionally writing and editing original hunting & shooting content since 1998. Russ Chastain has a passion for sharing accurate, honest, interesting hunting & shooting knowledge and stories with people of all skill levels.

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