One of the suomi stocks I got from Copes came with the stock cracked. Its a clean crack and appears that it happened in shipping so no oil or dirt has been worked into the crack or anything. I'd like to repair it as best as I can because its a refinished early stock with the sling swivel and not the sling bar like the post war versions. It even looks like the gun had been shot enough to slightly char the wood near the magwell. Once repaired the stock isn't under a lot of stress and is well supported by the receiver in this location. Its only when the stock is off of the receiver that its easily broken.
My question for you C&R guys out there is what is going to be the best glue to use for a 70 year old stock and what pre and post prep work should be done to assure a good bond? Here's a pic. The crack runs fron the top front of the stock to the start of the stock tang where it stops.