The M1 Carbine has been a favorite among collectors, shooters, and militaria historians since it was first issued. There are legions of fans of this firearm, not just due to its use by the US army, it happens to be a very fun gun to shoot. With the service live of the M1 carbine in the US army being relatively short, there has been no new military M1 Carbines produced for decades.
One of the most satisfying activities you can engage in with the M1 Carbine is to find one that has been neglected and restore it to its original condition. These M1 Carbine Stocks are an excellent way to accomplish this, as they are original USGI wood stocks that were taken from their host guns. When the military inspected their stock of M1 Carbines, they would pull any wood stocks that were not perfect which is the best way to describe these stocks.
Each stock set has some imperfection, yet all can be restored to be like new with time. These imperfections can be scratches, cracks of various sizes, or areas where wood has a rough texture. The important metal parts are all included, which means the only thing these stocks will need is a steady hand with some time to bring them back to their original condition.
|Gun Model||M1 Carbine|
|Manufacture Status||Original Item|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|
The stock is exactly as described, they're old, dirty, some cracks and dings but overall good. If you enjoy a challenge of restoration these are perfect. They're not expensive and with some love and elbow grease they'll be a great item.
Genuine WWII stocks with manufacture marks that I ordered sepretly one was pretty good and the other had mild crack at the bridge and recoil plate. The 4 rivet Hand Guard on both seem to be replacements for the original 2 rivet thin wood that most likely broke apart early in the war. The cross cannon cartouche on both are very worn one more than the other but are under all that grease and dirt none the less. The M2 stocks also for sale here seem to have the older 2 rivet hand guards that match the M1 stocks a bit better. After ordering 3 M2 stocks and 2 M1 stocks they match up pretty well and really look nice. Be prepared for some interesting challenges with tight screws, cracked or very dirty dry wood. None the less these stocks are part of American History, not very expensive and very thirsty for numerous boiled linseed oil treatments.