Hi; This is my first time posting here.
I bought a rather beat up M1A1 five years ago with plans to "restore" it
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 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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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.