Bought a 1954 Tula with a laminated stock, if you hold on to the stock and barrel the action moves back and forth about an 1/8 of an inch. Can a shim be placed between the front recoil lug and stock without fear of damaging the stock under recoil ?
It's missing the bayonet, trapdoor in the buttplate, and cleaning rod, so will see if I can round these things up.
+1 on what Mike said. keep the crossbolt in the proper position on the barrel lug.
If if's and but's were candy and nuts we'd all have a merry christmas.
Thanks guys, I trimmed a popsicle stick and put it between the rear tang and stock. It doesn't move anymore.
Just need to find a blade bayonet, cleaning rod and trapdoor for the buttplate.
It's a rework with matching #'s but the two letters before the numbers is different on the top cover and stock.
Had posted a thanks to mriddick Sun. but must have gotten lost in cyberspace.