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The G3 wood buttstock is an important component of the G3 and can be located on the rearmost part of the rifle mounted to the receiver and the trigger pack via the lower locking pins. The buttstock of a rifle is designed to be held against the shoulder during aiming and firing and is also helpful in spreading the force of recoil. In the G3, the buffer assembly is located within the buttstock and backplate and serves to reduce the amount of recoil delivered through the buttstock. Originally issued alongside initial-production G3 service rifles, the G3 wood buttstock is an original factory part made in Germany by HK.
Spare parts are an important consideration when it comes to any firearm. Like any machine, firearms rely on a series of parts to function properly, especially components of the firing sequence. In general, if a part breaks or fails, a repair or replacement becomes necessary. Though you might not be inclined to view the G3 wood buttstock as a component of the rifle that is essential to its function, it is just that. Try keeping the bolt carrier in the rifle without it!
It is also important to consider availability. At this time, Keepshooting.com has a wealth of authentic, original factory parts from HK for the G3/HK91/PTR91. Not only are they readily available, but also they are cheap. Now is the time to take advantage.