Just bought a 2nd hand take down case off here. My rifle is not the new all singing dancing take down model. Cutting to the chase, i have never completely taken it down before, change barrels a few times but never removed the stock. Its a simple enough task using the long allan key thats used to remove the foreend. Whats disconcerting for me is that when you replace the but, on my rifle the allan key doesnt lock up tight, little or no resistance. I'm no gun smith nor engineer, it appears the holding alun screw is barely holding the butt so to speak. Its the same when removed, its as if the key is "Stripping" the thread, tho i cant really belive thats the case. It appears just enough bite. I'm planning another trip abroad for boar in the near future, i have visions of getting there, assembling the rifle and this failing on me, i.e, the butt will not lock up tight.
Any advice or experiance. I am considering taking it to a local riflesmith, to be fair it appears locked up well enough, but its not the same as the forehand of which you can "feel" the key tension.
Thanks very much in advance.