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    WTK: Any Idea if this is a US Military M1/M2 Stock

    I picked up a few Military Stocks and Parts Kits at an auction this week.

    Can anyone ID the marlings on this stock? There are no markings in the sling cut out area on the right side of the butt stock. In the middle of the right side of the stock there are two 0s or they could be Os. To the left of them there are two faint marks and one looks like it could of been cross cannons. I am not sure.

    Also there is a strange bolt in the stock behind the trigger group. I beleive there was an M2 mounted in this stock. There is a lot of wear on the inside of the stock where the selector would of been on and M2.

    Yes, I do see the crack.


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    That strange bolt is not a bolt. It is the recoil plate screw escutcheon. When the screw it tightened the escutcheon is drawn up into the stock. Look on the top surface of the stock, left side beside the barrel channel near the front. You may find an SA stamped there. I'd guess it is a military stock. It certainly looks like one. Those appear to be rack numbers on the stock. It would be somewhat unusual to find a crossed cannon stamp on one of those stocks.
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    Looks a bit too "knarly" for a USGI stock - could be foreign made. - Bob


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    I don't know if this is related to the above postings, but many years ago I was picking up some M1icon rifle
    stocks from a dealer at his warehouse. This dealer bid on government surplus and bought alot of stuff
    from Rock Island and Crane in Ind. He had carbine stocks all over and i noticed some of them, they
    very light weight wood of a type, I was not familiar with - and the stocks in the butt area were two piece
    like the Japanese Arisakaicon stocks. He told there were from Japan !

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    Quote Originally Posted by RCS View Post
    and the stocks in the butt area were two piece
    like the Japanese Arisakaicon stocks. He told there were from Japan !
    Those would be neat to see. The Japanese defense force was using them for a time weren't they also? Just like Germanyicon?
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    That crack could be repaired with more and better placement of threaded brass pins.
    I can't see enough of the full stock to decide anything else. Might be a M2 Potbelly.

    I have some Asian Kapur Stocks their grain looks more like Birch.
    This one might be a early commercial, we just can't see enough to judge it.

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