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#1 sentinel

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Posted 25 March 2004 - 09:36 PM

Hi; This is my first time posting here.

I bought a rather beat up M1A1 five years ago with plans to "restore" it smile.gif

Just purchased a nice condition butt stock marked with small ordnance cartouche (circle with crossed cannons). Have a second stock with large ordnance cartouche. If they relate to Garand markings the smaller cartouche indicates later war manufacture. Can anyone confirm this?

Additionally, and this worries me a bit sad.gif the stock with small cartouche has a narrower neck than the other one. Is this normal or should I suspect it's been sanded a bit/lot?????

Thanks for any responses. From the newcommer. Terry
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#2 gijive

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Posted 26 March 2004 - 07:03 AM

The contour and necks of M1/M1A1 stocks vary slightly. I attribute this to different contracts with different manufacturers. The earlier butt stocks without the reinforcing cross bolt seem to have a thicker neck. Some reinforced types have a thinner neck.
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