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    "Redeployed: FN M1 Garands and Carbines"

    Interesting article from American Rifleman concerning FN work on M1icon Garands and Carbines:

    American Rifleman | Redeployed: FN M1 Garands and Carbines


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    We've seen excerpts from this, specifically the M1A1icon stock pics. This is just another illustration of why "Restoring" a carbine is wrong, it could have been one specifically done by FN post war and part of it's history.
    Regards, Jim

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    cool pics

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    Funny but out of the dozens of M1A1icon carbines I have seen and or handled, I have yet to find a stock made by FN. But then not all of the carbines went to FN when the war ended. Most have been rebuilt at Augusta with a few at RIA or SA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce McAskill View Post
    out of the dozens of M1A1icon carbines I have seen and or handled, I have yet to find a stock made by FN.
    Good point, I've not even had one pointed out during all our discussion...
    Regards, Jim

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    I thought the CMPicon had returns that they said, the M1A1icon stocks were made overseas. Does anyone remember that?

    Best Regards.....Frank
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    I'm sure I read it somewhere but can't recall where,
    That the US had taken Germanicon wood blanks for stocks, that came from the Black Forest.

    Ring a bell... Anyone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by painter777 View Post
    That the US had taken Germanicon wood blanks for stocks, that came from the Black Forest.
    I was told that part of WW1 reparation payment was stock blanks, they had been cut for '98 rifle so they were close enough to make 1903 stocks...
    Regards, Jim

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    Yup, walnut stocks from Germanyicon post WW1 were in storage and when the great walnut shortage was feared they were released to make stocks for the US military. But they were full size stocks for 03's and or M1 Garands. Unmarked stocks were made and used by Italyicon for carbines and it was the late type 5 pot belly stock that was the model. There were so many replacement stocks made for the US military for M1A1icon carbines I would not be surprised if the ones seen at FN were not OI or SA made replacements. There was almost zero stock quality wood left in Europe at the end of WW2.

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    I find it hard to believe that FN made any M1A1icon stocks during their rebuild contract. They would also have had to produce the metal and leather parts and I have not seen any evidence of that.

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