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The M2 Carbine Stock is an all-original wooden stock for the M2 Carbine. These M2 Carbine stocks were made for the Korean war, and were taken off of and replaced with these stocks placed in storage. The reason for these stocks being taken off varies from stock-to-stock, but overall the use of the rifles which these stocks were installed on during the Korean War would have resulted in wear and tear.
With home gunsmithing becoming more popular, these authentic Korean War M2 Carbine Stocks represent a unique and interesting opportunity. There are small defects in each stock, ranging from cracks to blemished finishes. With time, patience, and effort these can be repaired to look great and all of the parts are available for them to be installed on your M1 or M2 Carbine. If you have ever wanted to learn how to repair cracks in wood or gun stocks specifically, these stocks are perfect to practice with and you will not spend much money.
Once repaired and refinished, the value of these stocks will only increase as there are no more "USGI M2 Carbine" stocks being produced.
|Gun Model||M1 Carbine, M2 Carbine|
|Manufacture Status||Original Item|
|Returns Accepted||Yes - Must Not Be Modified Or Visibly Used|
I ordered one of these the last time they had them in stock and was so pleased this time I ordered 2 more. I did end up having to file the inside of stock a bit to get my M1 US GI trigger group to fit. After a good cleaning, some repair, sanding, but not enough to remove the story it could tell. Then a few boiled linseed oil treatments these stocks look, feel and smell beautiful. Great deal for 20 bucks......
As described. They ain't pretty, don't smell nice, and won't win any beauty contest.
They also don't cost $150 either. I ordered 2, both were serviceable. Some serious sanding for the dents, dings, scratches, and underneath: walnut! It's like opening a really well wrapped Christmas present. The recoil plate and screw solidly rusted in place; not a problem for the gun you're going to toss behind the seat in the pickup :) .
For people that want a stock to pose with in a "Glamour-Shot", this is NOT the stock you're looking for :(.
For the rest of us, that actually have work to do, it's perfect. Our carbine can go everywhere with us and the original stock can stay pretty, at home in the gun case.
You could call it a beater stock, but with a little work, they are better than that.
As said: "a steal at $20"!!!
Bought stock for auto ordnance M1, dropped right in and can use bayonet lug on it now without carving up the original stock. One can only wonder the stories these stocks could tell. They do need cleaning and some repair but a steal at 20 bucks !!!
I ordered three stocks. The description of the wood is accurate; all are incredibly black and will need to be thoroughly cleaned, and cracks and missing chunks repaired. I am, however, disappointed in the condition of the metal, which was not described in the ad. Except for the buttplates, the metal parts, such as the recoil plate, are so rusted and pitted that they really cannot be used to make an attractive stock.
The stocks were as described. I cleaned them, had to glue some of the cracks. I was not disapointed in the product.
I expected a beat up hunk of wood but was pleasantly surprised. Small crack on the underside but hasn't weakened it at all and will be easy to repair/restore....recommended.