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    Posted: August 11 2018 at 3:31pm
I need to snug up a forward barrel band. Should I shim? And if so, with what? Or what is the proper procedure? Suspect wood has shrunk over the years. Thanks!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Canuck Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2018 at 4:02pm
I have used a shim on a barrel band for a #5/MK1 with success. I used some of that green felt with a glue side like what one would use for a decorative glass dish or bowl to prevent scratching a wood surface.
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That's a good idea. Thanks Canuck!
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An old time fix, which I have come across many times on antique rifles, is to use a strip or two of brown paper or craft card (business card) underneath the barrel band glued to the wood with she!!ac and coated with she!!ac to make it permanenet. The paper becomes compressed and bonded in place, sometimes it is hard to distinguish from the wood until cleaning and scraping.

An adaptation of this method as described above with modern materials would work. 
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I have used that same heavy paper, she!!ac method on butt stocks where they don't fit snugly into the socket. It works quite well.
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Thanks lads. As always, quick and correct info.
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