I picked up a used RAW HM1000X stock recently. As I was inspecting the stock, I noticed that both of the front tabs next to the gauge and fill port had been broken off and glued back on. The seller forgot to share this piece of info
but did give me a slight refund after I requested it. The issue is that the glue job really bugs me and You can feel the crack when you run your fingers over the stock. I posted a couple pics but the cracks don't show up in the pics as well as they do in real life.
I would like to just cut off the tabs and reshape and re-stain the stock. I included a pic of how I would like the stock re-shaped. I thought about sending it out to be properly repaired by someone, but then I would be out $150 in S&H PLUS the actual repair work. The main issue is that I don't have the proper tools to do it myself. I could use a Dremel to make the cuts, and do the shaping. I'm thinking this would be the slowest and safest way to do this. Does anyone else have any better ideas using common tools? It's a nice stock, so I really don't want to mess it up, but I also don't want to spend a bunch of money on new tools to do the perfect job.
Also, does anyone have a guess as to what stain was typically used on these stocks?