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Need a little help here. I just bought a JM stamped 1895GS. 98% condition, but was missing the right tenon screw. Bought a replacement from Numrich arms, and screwed it in, only to find that it is slightly angled, so not sitting perfectly flush. I was careful not to cross-thread it or over tighten. I searched the archives here and found a way to insert a punch into the sling swivel stud and use it to lever the fore-end cap to get proper alignment. Tried that but the screw is still slightly angled. It wouldn't even be noticeable to another person, but I still want to make it right. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.

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Jeff
 

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I've run into this many times.
I believe I recall Tomray, who used to work for Marlin, saying
on a thread a few years back that those fore-end caps are driven on
with a rubber hammer and I believe it.
Your best bet, IMO, (or at least this is how I do it)-
is to get some sand paper and relieve the fit of that
fore-arm so it lines up better.
Normally taking some wood off form under where the cap
fits will allow things to come together.
I just coat the bare wood with linseed oil.
They do it this way because they don't want reports of fore-arms
fitting loose...and it's all well and good until someone takes one off
and tries to put it back.
Now-
It could be, that someone (likely out of frustration)
bent one side of that tip-tennon down so the screw would go in...
If this is the case, you will be able to see it once you take it down.
If so, you'll nee to straighten it by laying it on something solid,
and giving it a "technical-tap" with a hammer.
I have seen this also.
 

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Wow! Who'd have thought something as simple as replacing a screw would be so complicated. Thanks for taking the time to share your knowledge.

Jeff
 
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