A client had the fore end of his Browning Citori shotgun crack and a bit of the wood along the crack chipped and fell off. It was promptly sent off to a smith who obviously had access to a lot of epoxy 🙂
So we completely stripped off the epoxy along with the old finish, then cleaned and reshaped the crack. We then glued in a matching piece of wood and sanded it down to match the contour of the fore end.
Reinforced the crack from the inside of the fore end – this portion is covered by the fore end iron.
After staining and 4-5 coats of a hard wearing oil finish – before the checkering was re-cut and final finish applied.