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    Morning all,

    I've managed to get my hands on an alternative stock for my M1A1icon.

    I've already got a pot belly post war Birch stock, but I wanted a WW2 example to go with it.



    I received a nice Inland marked Walnut example yesterday.

    Ordnance Cartouche and RA (Raritan Arsenal) stamp on the right, with accompanying second 'P' rebuild stamp on the pistol grip.

    A couple of stamps I'm not familiar with, an 'X' in the barrel channel and a heavily (half inch character) hand stamped OI on the heel of pistol grip.

    This isn't like the usual small discreet OI stamps, associated with manufacturer for Inland.

    It came with a rather rough two rivet, deep sighting channel top wood, that's just about restorable, not sure about the marking here, looks like S2 HR, in two different stamps....

    Any idea re manufacturer guys?

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    Is the mark on the your pistol grip anything like this one of mine? - Bob


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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclark303 View Post
    two rivet, deep sighting channel top wood, that's just about restorable, not sure about the marking here, looks like S2 HR, in two different stamps....
    Possible S-HB,
    Is all I can think of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USGI View Post
    Is the mark on the your pistol grip anything like this one of mine? - Bob

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    Exactly the same Bob, thanks for posting...

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    Quote Originally Posted by painter777 View Post
    Possible S-HB,
    Is all I can think of.
    It could well be Charlie, very lightly stamped.....

    Looking forward to getting a bit of workshop time in to restore it.

    I'm going for three different specs.

    It's original M1A1icon guise.

    M1 Carbine Walnut type 3

    M2 Carbine, I've got the mag and pot belly birch stock, I might try to locate an M2 fun lever, not operational, purley for the look.

    I remember reading somewhere that mock levers used to be available, are they still about guys?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrclark303 View Post
    I might try to locate an M2 fun lever, not operational, purley for the look.

    I remember reading somewhere that mock levers used to be available, are they still about guys?
    I see new ones on Ebay over here, but seller says no outside US shipping.
    I'll include picture.
    If just for laughs....... Consider making one ?
    Just forming a straight lever with drilled hole in the bottom for short screw, so it can move fore and aft.?

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