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Old 09-05-2019, 11:13 AM
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stock is not genuine
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:17 AM
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Calfred, the cut for the bolt on this one strikes me as off.

It looks pretty new, but I guess the stock looks pretty new as well. But when you set it along another one, it makes me think someone was more trying to duplicate an original, than being an original.

I just threw this together compared to mine, but see why it sort of strikes me as off?

Hell of a cool project by the way! I'm glad to see you restoring her to her former glory!




Thanks, Steve.

The cut outs definitely look different. My scant stock looks like it is unused. There are no cartouches, scrapes, dents or scratches. No compression marks to indicate any receiver/barrel was ever mounted.

The consensus seems to be that this is not a genuine unused A4 scant.

Just as a matter on interest, is the A4 in your picture in a scant or "C" stock?
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:48 AM
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I would vote for a sandblast and repark of the receiver, bolt and barrel at the least. You have almost all the parts to put together a functional 03A4 for shooting matches right now. There is still value in the A4 receiver even though it has been polished. If you have access to the tools to do it yourself, it is not difficult and really not that expensive.

I bought a similar project from a forum member not long ago. I used a pretty fine blasting media to take down the polish. It has a softer appearance with the loss of some of the tool markings. A rougher media would take down the polish even more but you would also lose more of the stamping. I used Manganese parkerizing solution that had been seasoned well.

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Boy that recovery turned out great, lemmonhead.

Have you shot it yet?
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Old 09-06-2019, 09:50 AM
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I remember when you bought that. Nice catch. I would not write off the stock. I have one like that that still had parts of the military label that identified it as such. It had been on a shelf for more years than the seller could remember. He did not know what it was. I would ask JB. Mine had never been used and the foreshock hole not drilled. Cool project.



Thanks, AK!
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Old 09-06-2019, 03:28 PM
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if it were me, id even the dish out with a Dremel and call it good
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Old 09-06-2019, 03:33 PM
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No reason your sporter could not be rather easily turned back. You will need a safety and some vintage Redfield scope rings (and a Lyman Alaskan) would help. The polished metal will stick out llike a sore thumb. I have wondered if there is a process that could restore a more "normal" parkerized surface to the sportered rifles. The scant stock should be fine. Many of the small parts are inexpensive, such as the bolt body, firing pin, cutoff, etc. if you wanted to go for a more "as issued" appearance. Nice project. Good Shooting. ..
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Not to nit-pick, but I don't think I would call it a repro. More of a resto.

I'd consider having it reparked. It won't look right, but it will look a lot better than it does now.
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I might have it sandblasted and parked. Other than the markings the sandblasting will rough up the polished metal and the park will make it look military again.

You could replace the barrel to restore the markings if you wanted. As suggested. I do think if you sold it, you would get back any of this money you put into it.

Nice thing about these builds, you can take your time and build them like how you want them. Then what is really great you can take them out and shoot them as much as you want.

I've seen your attention to detail in other builds. I have no doubt it will be a nice rifle when finished.

I actually sort of enjoy working on projects like this. But I also like to restore old cars. So it probably runs in my blood.

Thanks for the encouragement, guys.


I really hadn't given much thought to trying to restore the rifle. Now that I think about it, I have many of the bits to do so. I've got several NIW original 03A3 barrels, although they have the front sight mounted, which would present problems. I also have a Lyman Alaskan scope with the rings, although they are blued and the scope itself has a post reticle without any crosswire.



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Old 09-06-2019, 03:43 PM
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Oh yeah sounds like you have a lot of it already.

On my A4, when you asked earlier, it is the C stock.
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Old 09-10-2019, 06:34 PM
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Oh yeah sounds like you have a lot of it already.

On my A4, when you asked earlier, it is the C stock.

Thanks, Steve.


I know some knowledgeable people believe that the bolt cutout on my stock is not original, but wonder if there could be a difference between the C and the scant stock bolt cutouts.
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Old 09-10-2019, 07:36 PM
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Im a very visual person. So I like to show and also learn by seeing.

When I have a question like this, I usually do just what I had shown earlier in this thread. I find a known good one and put them side by side. Usually I try to get several of them too.

I might have pics of a Scant A4 stock I used to have to compare Let me see if I can find them.

If not does anyone else have a Scant they can post pics of the cutout? I can make the comparison photos if you don't have the ability too.

I won't lie, I do have an opinion on it, but I think it's very important for people to conduct their own research and come to their own opinion. It think it's also very good to ask questions and validate.

So let's get some pics and test the theory.
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:14 PM
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I can't find my pics of my scant, but I did reach out to Scott (sport10990)

First your's vs his Keystone Scant




Then his Scant vs my C.

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