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Old 06-22-2014, 01:11 PM
russell moore russell moore is offline
 
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Default I cut stock identification

I picked up a I cut stock
it has no marks in the slingwell it does have a cross cannon and a boxed makers mark ghost on the right side
I cant make out the letters in the stamp
I have read that only Winchester made I cut stock and left them blank in the slingwell
is there any way to tell for sure who made the stock
I will add pics later
Thanks for any help
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:17 PM
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Try a magnifier with small flashlight if it is a Win. it would be WRA over GHD in a box with the cross cannon to it's right.
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:22 PM
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If a Winchester, the sling cut front will slope toward the bottom rear.
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Old 06-22-2014, 01:56 PM
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If a Winchester, the sling cut front will slope toward the bottom rear.
Do you have a photo to demonstrate this?
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Old 06-22-2014, 02:04 PM
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I picked up a I cut stock
it has no marks in the slingwell it does have a cross cannon and a boxed makers mark ghost on the right side
I cant make out the letters in the stamp
I have read that only Winchester made I cut stock and left them blank in the slingwell
is there any way to tell for sure who made the stock
I will add pics later
Thanks for any help
Pics of the stock would help. There are other cues to determine Winchester stocks like the flat foregrip and the comb side view. I have RSG stocks with very light sling cut stampings too. Also a Marlin.
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:19 PM
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Almost without a doubt, Winchester.
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:39 PM
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Looks like it might be. If you take it in bright Sunlight hold the butt in your right hand with the top of the stock facing your body, sometimes you can see the cartouches better. Of course that depends on how the grain runs so try it the opposite way if it doesn't work.

Is the bottom of the stock at the fore grip area very flat?
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:45 PM
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I swear I can see the outline of the WRA over GHD in a box, plus a crossed cannon cartouche. The letters being in the box would be appropriate for an I-cut Winchester. It's somewhat odd place for Winchester to stamp an acceptance mark there, but I've seen other oddities too on other M1 carbine stocks.
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Old 06-22-2014, 09:53 PM
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I'm holding one that's stamped in almost the identical location. My box is all visible and about 35% larger than the crossed cannon. The pics show the Win trait of three holes under the butt plate.
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