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#1 youngblood1989

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Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:00 PM

Looking for an early BAR buttplate with trap door and shoulder rest. Any out there?
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#2 emmagee1917

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 01:25 PM

I don't have one , but are you looking for the M1918A1 buttplate with the full length forged shoulder rest or the 1st version M1918A2 buttplate with the shorter stamped shoulder rest ? They both have the trapdoor of the M1918 version .

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#3 youngblood1989

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Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:20 PM

Good question! I guess it would be the 1918a2 variant, looking to recreate a modified 1918a2.
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Posted 10 January 2018 - 01:48 PM

Well then : 

A 1918A2 modified from a 1918 ?

Or a 1918A2 modified from a 1918A1 which was modified from a 1918 ?
​The former would need the short plate , the latter might still wear the long plate style .

Unless an expert chimes in to correct me , I think either could be considered correct in this case . Money was tight between wars , so I don't think they would throw away a perfectly good A1 plate for no reason .

I think either one you find would be good .

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#5 youngblood1989

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Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:26 AM

Thats definitely a good point. Honestly Im having enough trouble finding the plate with the short rest, Im sure the other is nearly impossible to find.
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Posted 11 January 2018 - 11:14 AM

Contact me we may be able to help

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