MidwayUSA Gunsmithing: Glass Bedding a Rifle Stock

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I swear the Larry Potterfield must just have fun going to work. All he seems to do is have fun with fun projects. This time, Midway USA shows how (relatively) easy it is to glass bed a barrel into an unfinished wood stock. The tools are simple, but the key is to have a vice and patience. The 2 dollar bill is a nice touch at the end.



Nathan S.

One of TFB’s resident Jarheads, Nathan now works within the firearms industry. A consecutive Marine rifle and pistol expert, he enjoys local 3-gun, NFA, gunsmithing, MSR’s, & high-speed gear. Nathan has traveled to over 30 countries working with US DoD & foreign MoDs.

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  • Frank Hilcox

    Does anyone know why he put resin / bedding compound on the free-floating area? If it’s not supposed to touch the barrel anyway, why bother putting material there?

    • 6.5x55Swedish

      I can see how it would help
      keeping water out of the wood. It would also make it less likely that the wood,
      which often move by time, will start to move up on the barrel.

  • Kris

    The bedding compound in the barrel channel stabilizes the wood, safeguarding it from swelling/moving and contacting the barrel

  • BrandonAKsALot

    I love his videos and he just makes everything look so stupidly easy. I owe him for a lot of projects and techniques I’ve gathered and done that I would have previously not attempted.

    • For sure. He runs a good and honest business too.

      • Grindstone50k

        He seems like a good dude to hang out with at the range and in the workshop.

        His AR15 gunsmithing videos gave me the final confidence boost to try building AR15s on my own.

  • Grindstone50k

    He makes everything look so easy and clean. I want to try this on my Mosin just because of his video. I don’t even care about accuracy on it (I know I can barely see targets clearly past 100 yrds with irons as it is).

  • schizuki

    “the key is to have a vice and patience”

    Which vice do you recommend? Prostitution? Gambling?

    • Slawburger

      drinking. And i dont have a drinking problem … drink, get drunk, fall down, no problem.