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Old 03-06-2018, 01:14 PM
Orionsbeltp3vx31 Orionsbeltp3vx31 is offline
 
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Default US Navy SSR MA3 McMillian Stock question???

Guys I was given this stock by a friend who served in the Navy with me back in the Mid 2000s. The guy who gave me this stock said he obtained it while working at some weapons depot in Indiana for the Navy. He said it was a used returned stock from a navy M14. I did a lil research and found the Navy used stocks like these on their Security Sniper Rifles. I was hoping you guys could help me verify this or not. Please keep in mind I added the bipod, the metal nose cap of the sock was replaced by my friend (it was marred up) he also added the dummy sector switch to fill in the hole. Can anyone help me verify it is a SSR stock? also what would something like this be worth if it is?

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Old 03-06-2018, 03:27 PM
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Looks like a modified USGI fiberglass stock
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Old 03-06-2018, 07:10 PM
ZvenoMan ZvenoMan is online now
 
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Not a USGI fiberglass.
The comb is wrong, it doesn't have the slot for the rear sling swivel. It looks like an injected (plastic/poly).
Looks like a nice stock
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:07 PM
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PM sent. If you want to sell it, I'm your guy.
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Old 03-06-2018, 11:26 PM
4gun-drill 4gun-drill is online now
 
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It’s tough to say without seeing in person but at first glance there are some things that look good and some that don’t. The numbers in the channel and the clear epoxy towards the ferrule look good. However, the Navy stocks I have seen typically have epoxy covering the nuts for sling swivel and in your case the t-nut for the bi-pod. Also, the bedding does not look right to me but that is very subjective and would need to look closer. Did the previous owner re-bed it?
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Old 03-09-2018, 08:47 AM
Random Guy Random Guy is offline
 
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Quote:
I was hoping you guys could help me verify this or not. Please keep in mind I added the bipod, the metal nose cap of the sock was replaced by my friend (it was marred up) he also added the dummy sector switch to fill in the hole. Can anyone help me verify it is a SSR stock? also what would something like this be worth if it is?
That is likely a Navy SSR take-off stock, I'm 95% certain. The only thing odd is that it looks like it has been inleted for a rear-lugged receiver. Beddling is likely MarineTEx if it was made at Crane, IN, but it might have been redone by previus owner.

I have a tan M3A stock too that was likely made for the Navy contract, but mine is incomplete and was liquidated from McMillan due to a small molding imperfection.

Here's mine that lacks the buttpad and bipod studs:


Here's the molding blemish that likely failed McMillan's Q/C process, so the stock was liquidated at a good price:


...I actually have an SSR take-off handguard, but your stock is neat and if USNGM doesn't buy it, I'd be interested in it.

Here's a picture of one in service several years ago (the scope mount is the unicorn part for an SSR replica)


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Old 03-10-2018, 11:19 PM
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The SSR rifles were rear lugged. They only stopped towards the end.
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Old 03-11-2018, 10:44 AM
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Yes, the original ones made in 1996 with gray stocks used lugged receivers. Apparently some with tan stocks also had rear lugs - based on the SSR stock pics in this thread.
I recall reading in Lee Emerson's book that some SSRs were made from 'rack grade' from M14s and thus not the 'Grade A' match M14s that had welded on lug(s), which supports the non-lugged version.

To the best of my understanding, the final Navy/Crane procurement for these tan M3A stocks was in August 2006. Here's the posting from FedBizOpps re a Sole-Source award to McMillan Fiberglass Stock Company:


That image is a little hard to read, so here's the title:
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M3A TACTICAL STOCK INLETTED FOR NAVY M14 SSR (NO FORWARD OR REAR LUGS) WITH 14 LENGTH OF PULL, RECOIL PAD INSTALLED, BI-POD SWIVEL ATTACHED, TAN IN COLOR.” Contract Number: fbo:N0016406T0319.
....McMillan told me that Crane had ordered "approximately" 200 of these tan stocks, but they didn't tell me what years the orders were in, and my guess is an order prior to 2006 was likely placed. My best guess is that my stock one from the 2006 order (not inletted for a rear lug), but due to a small molding blemish was not completed:



...anyhow, I'm glad that USNGM was able to get the stock in this thread, so it looks like both of us will be building a replica of the SSR rifle in the near future...

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Old 03-12-2018, 12:33 AM
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This stock is definitely a take-off from a government M14. It has the reverse impression of the M14 drawing number as well as an electro-penciled rebuild mark in the bedding material. All the specs (swivel studs, LOP, and butt pad) match the contract. I am thankful I was able to acquire it and can't wait to get a replica SSR completed.

And as Random stated, no, not all SSRs were rear lugged. The majority of serviceable SSR rifles were converted to the Mk14 Mod 2, where the Sage chassis would not fit a lugged receiver.
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Old 03-12-2018, 08:26 AM
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I never said they were all rear lugged. I was correcting the misinformation of them not being lugged. I think you guys are recycling the conversation here.
The ones that I have come across have been both. The one that I have is lugged. Good luck with the build.
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