Foam-filling the 995 (stock) stock

Discussion in 'Gunsmith shop' started by rd99, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. rd99

    rd99 Guest

    Not sure if anyone found this useful on the old forum, but here it is:

    HiPoint Carbine Foam-Filled Stock

    Here is a cheap and quick way to make your HiPoint Carbine stock a little sturdier and less toy-like.

    1 - Disassemble stock
    2 - Put stock in bathtub, cover with warm water, squirt in some Dawn degreasing dish soap, agitate stock and let sit for 30 minutes, then rinse well and let dry.
    3 - Squirt in the expanding foam and let it do its thing.
    4 - Use a new fine-toothed hacksaw blade to cut off excess and use some fine sand paper to clean up edges--making sure not to damage or round-off the edges of the stock.
    5 - Use a black permanent marker around all the edges of the foam to keep the foam from showing through.
    6 - Reassemble stock.

    All this takes maybe 1 1/2 hours not including the soaking and drying time--even less if you are "handy".

    The results are:
    1 - Stock feels much less like a toy.
    2 - Sounds like a quality synthetic stock when thumped or when sling-swivels rattle.
    3 - Just slightly heavier and soaks up recoil better.

    Three potential problems with the foam-filling project:
    1 - The foam chemically reacts with the plastic stock and weakens it.
    2 - The foam separates from the stock. Not really a problem--it's not going anywhere and you could always reattach it with some spray adhesive.
    3 - The two stock halves rub against each other and produce foam dust. You could seal the foam surfaces with something like a spray acrylic.
     
  2. elguapo

    elguapo Guest

    Thats a pretty good tip, mang.