WTB: Early BAR Buttplate
Posted 08 January 2018 - 06:00 PM
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 .
Posted 09 January 2018 - 02:20 PM
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 .
Posted 11 January 2018 - 12:26 AM