View Full Version : is this a WRA stock?
03-26-2009, 08:36 PM
:help:i got a like new stock on my CMP Standard products. i believe its a WRA from what i've read. has a very small "W" side ways in the sling well,crossed cannons on the right side butt stock and the number 206 stamped inside, in front of the trigger group area only blemish is a glued split near the tang about a inch long. any thoughts TIA Semper Fi Al
03-26-2009, 08:42 PM
Is the bottom of the foregrip flat? Does it have an M2 cut? Also look for a "W" stamped inside the top on the right in front of where the recoil plate goes. The stock you have sounds like a Winchester but what type, ???
03-26-2009, 09:02 PM
carbine dummy here, ok flat under the fore grip. low wood and no m2 cut out.the area in front of the recoil plate is where the small repair is with a tiny chip of wood missing, so i cant see anything there. thanks Al
03-26-2009, 09:08 PM
Type III Winchester stock.
03-27-2009, 11:11 AM
Here's a picture of a couple Winchesters with type III stocks.
03-27-2009, 02:56 PM
Here is a better picture showing the flatter profile of a Winchester stock,
These next couple pictures show the letters or numbers that Bill H was talking about, often found stamped inside of Winchester stocks. We assume they are inspection stamps or from shift managers,
A Winchester stock will also have 3 holes drilled under the buttplate,
Winchester had 3 stamps or styles used for the cartouche. The early Type I stock was a Hi-wood with a I cut (oiler slot) The WRA over GHD was boxed and had no periods between the letters,
Later type II oval cut hi-wood and early type III lo-wood stocks could be found stamped with W.R.A. over G.H.D. and the crossed cannons. I just realized I don't have a picture of that one. Then at or about 5,6 mil they just used the Crossed Cannons stamp like in this picture,
03-27-2009, 07:54 PM
Charlie, where yours is stamped "3" mine has a "W" but back towards the recoil plate more in the other flat.
03-27-2009, 10:08 PM
03-27-2009, 10:09 PM
yup mines' got the 3 holes thanks much guys. Semper Fi Al
03-28-2009, 07:13 PM
Realized I forgot to mention that early Winchester I cut Hi-woods can also be found with the 'unboxed' W.R.A. over G.H.D. and CC. This same stamp can be found on Type II and III stocks.
04-01-2009, 07:31 PM
What is the significance of the H on the bridge in back of the slide well?
I have an unmodified type 1 stock without and sling well stamps or stampings on the right side or pistol grip of the stock, it also has the H in the same position. Possibly Hillerich and Bradsby [makers of carbine stocks and Louisville slugger bats]? It also has a diagonal checkered buttplate with the imprint of the buttplate pressed into the wood and a type-2 Inland recoil plate. I have been trying to find out who made it and for whom, so far, no luck.
04-01-2009, 09:57 PM
lambo, that sounds like an Underwood stock.
04-01-2009, 10:29 PM
Could be Inland. They also used a diamond pattern butt plate. Check the number of diamonds per inch. Underwood was 13 and Inland was 11.
04-02-2009, 12:43 AM
Thanx Bill and Jimb. It has 11 per inch.
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