M1 Carbine Stock Set - For Sale
M1 Carbine Stock
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Description / M1 Carbine Stock
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.
- Original USGI M1 Carbine Stock Sets
- Will Have Defects - Cracks,Blemishes, etc.
- Excellent for Restoration Projects
- Includes Stock, Handguard, Recoil Plate, Band Spring, Buttplate, Buttplate Screw
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No visible stamps except one has a P firing proof and might have an OI in the slingwell.
Both are missing big chunks on the right side by the slide and the one with the smaller chuck missing by the slide is missing a big chunk behind the recoil lug.
One 2 rivet handguard, one 4 rivet handguard, both very rough. The 2 rivet is marked OI.
One has badly pitted recoil lug, the other has a decent condition Rock-Ola stamped recoil lug.
Stock: I received a Q-RMC (Rock-Ola for Quality Hardware) marked stock that has the crossed cannons cartouche on the right side of the butt. The stock was caked in old grease when I got it, however most of it cleaned off with two rounds of Murphy's Oil Soap. The stocked cleaned up beautifully, however there are three areas of concern. First off, the stock has shrunk considerably. I test fitted the action from my shooter M1 (1943 Saginaw SG), and noticed the trigger group sticks out considerably from the bottom. Usually the stock is flush with the magazine well, however here that is not the case. Another area of concern is that there are two large cracks on the right side of the stock. They are sound thankfully and can be easily repaired. My last area of concern for the stock is that the metal hardware is all frozen in place. However despite these, it is still a good shooter grade stock.
Handguard: I received a Trimble Nurseryland (TN) handguard. I believe these were made for National Postal Meter. The handguard is well worn and there are chips missing from the front of the wood, however it still works. Not much more to say about it to be honest. Cleaned it up the same way as the stock without a hitch. I plan to give the wood a coat or two of linseed oil eventually.
Overall: These stocks are pieces of history and should make for a solid stock for a shooter grade rifle. If I were to purchase one again, I would do it gladly.