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#1 joseph12297

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Posted 27 November 2017 - 06:39 PM

Hi all
Can anyone ID this, was told it was a cover for the butt of a carbine?

Larry

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Posted 05 December 2017 - 07:10 PM

The question I would ask is "why" ?  I have never seen or heard of a buttstock cover for any US rifle.  Or foreign one for that matter. Action covers but not a butt plate /stock one. Does not look " USGI" either.


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Posted 06 December 2017 - 04:05 PM

I agree
I just don’t get the usage

But I don’t know why it was even made
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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:32 PM

Larry,

 

I need to look for this item in my books.  I'll get to it by the weekend.

 

What are you going to do with it?  

 

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Posted 06 December 2017 - 08:43 PM

Hi David

I don’t know, maybe buy an M2 to go with it, lol

Hope you had a great thanksgiving!
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Posted 07 December 2017 - 09:36 PM

Hi David

I don’t know, maybe buy an M2 to go with it, lol

Hope you had a great thanksgiving!

 

Thanks, we did have a great Thanksgiving.  I hope you can say the same.

 

I found the butt stock cover on page 1362 of War Baby III, by Larry Ruth.  He indicates that it is speculated they were used to protect M1 Carbine butts when they were carried in gun racks or shipping crates.  Some are stamped inside with the Winchester logo.  The laces are supposed to be either black woven cord without end tabs, or black shoe laces with end tabs.  

 

Did you check for a marking on the inside?

 

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Posted 08 December 2017 - 05:14 PM

I just checked mine I can’t fins any markings


A spot where it may have been but I can’t make anything out

Thanks for finding it!!
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Posted 12 December 2017 - 06:41 PM

Well, Seems we learn something new all the time.  I will have to go read up on these.  Still does not make sense to have a butt cover, but then I guess it is always good to cover your butt..... :happy:


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