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    Hi guys & Gals. Among other things, I collect M1icon Carbines. Got to know Marshall Williams in the late '60s. I never considered looking for a civilian made carbine with a collapsable wire stock till a Viet Nam vet showed me the picture of HIS M2, which had the wire stock. I bought a semi-auto one of these since then and it did have the M2 cut on the stock. Can anyone fill me in on this oddball?? Many thanks, Mark Zachary, a.k.a. dirty doc. (email removed. For contact use the PM feature)

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    Common on commercial made stocks.
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    Your photos are not available to view ? Years ago commercial carbine stocks were found with M3 stocks and the Universal stock which worked like the MP-40

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    More recently, Auto-Ordnance and New Inland Mfg. have marketed M1Carbines with wire stocks - not sure if they have the M2 cut, though. - Bob

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    I don't know if the OP means a M1A1icon or one of the post War commercials like this Plainfield??

    http://www.m1carbinesinc.com/PMCVietnamApr%201966.jpg
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    I want a pic of what he calls a "Wire stock"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by dirty doc View Post
    I never considered looking for a civilian made carbine with a collapsable wire stock
    Like these.... ?

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    Universal:
    http://www.imfdb.org/images/7/72/M1_..._Universal.jpg

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    Plainfield:
    http://www.imfdb.org/images/a/aa/M1C...nfieldPM30.jpg

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    USGI Commercial Copy:
    http://www.imfdb.org/images/8/81/M1A1Carbine.jpg

    Best I can do. Never was much of a mind reader.
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    Quote Originally Posted by painter777 View Post
    Never was much of a mind reader.
    I'm with you there Charlie, I want to see what HE considers...what's he referring to? An M1A1icon stock? Like the Legion Etrangere? Didn't they have some in 1954 in RVN?
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    And here I thought the stock was tubular steel! (Tongue in cheek)
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    Those stocks like the one on the Plainfield are all but useless when trying to shoot with it. Bends and twists as well as digging into your shoulder. Useless stock and the Universal stock is not all that much better.

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