I also have the same situation with a spare 391 stock that I have laying around...
The light gray colored rubberized inserts have become very tacky...to the point that the residue stays on my hands if I use it.
And I have not been able to find a solution to the issue either...
Once this deterioration begins, there is no known cure that I am aware of.
It's my guess (no proof) that if a protective (urethane) coating were applied over the sticky inserts, you may be able to avoid further deterioration...?
Hello Oyeme:Browning had to fix those that were turned in so it seems logical that Beretta should have to do the same. They are also a far bigger corporation and therefore more in a position to fix their defective stocks. If it takes a class action law suit then I wish them well; because Beretta has always had a hands-off approach after the sale attitude. Good luck and I would like to find out how this turns out.
I also suggest you post this thread's content on other websites that get more traffic such as Shotgun World, Duck Hunting Forum, etc.
Question for Michael T. Lewis, if you have suffered "damages" on your own stocks, why do you need anyone else to lead as "class representative". Just curious.
Fortunately or unfortunately in terms of the proposed class action law suit; I have no damages since I have not owned any of the models of Berettas where the finish turned to goo. I do hope you success, and it is too bad that companies in general but Beretta in particular, don't place any value in after the sale customer satisfaction. I guess when you are the 900 lb gorilla in the market like they are; you don't have to or so it would seem to them.Hello Oyeme:
An attorney representing a class of cheated consumers would have a conflict of interest if he also served as the class representative. No court would approve such an arrangement. The lack of objectivity would affect the judgment of the attorney. Also, Abraham Lincoln said "a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client".
I will take your advice on expanding to other websites. A class representative is well compensated for his time and efforts in a successful case. How about you?
Thanks for the LINKs. I see that it was a ..Finish.. problem. I thought the OP was referencing some sort of inserts that had gone bad. Never mind my post. RGHere is more info on the Browning issue and its solution was to go to the factory for replacement. From what I read, Browning replaced the Dura Coat with a cheap composite stock that most did not like. If you also look on Trapshooters.com you will find more threads like those that follow.
I have a Browning Silver Stalker and the stock and foregrip have become very sticky. It is the Dura Touch finish. Has anyone else experienced this issue?www.shotgunworld.com
Have any of you seen the finish on the stocks that Browning is using as the replacements for the Dura-Touch stocks? They say that they will "use a clear-coat protectant rather than the Dura-Touch coating." I have two Maxus shotguns that I am going to send in for replacement, but haven't seen...www.shotgunworld.com
Have to send out a complement to the folks at Browning/Winchester. Have an SX3 with the Dura Touch finish. It finally, after many years got so sticky, that it was a distraction although I loved the finish. Called Winchester and a day later received a prepaid shipping label, sent the shotgun...www.shotgunworld.com
In anticipation of a poor weather pheasant hunt last week I pulled my Maxus Stalker from the back of the safe only to find it.....sticky. Very sticky. As in come off on your hands sticky. After some googling, I contacted the Dura-Touch support representative this morning and will be shipping...www.shotgunworld.com