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Old 05-19-2020, 05:53 PM
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Smile How is M14 stock fit for SAI M1A? << Fred's Stock arrived today - pics added >>

I've seen a number of M14 stocks for sale recently and very tempted to pick one up for my brand new M1A standard. How is the fit? Anything to look out for?

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Received a Fred's VG+ walnut stock and hand guard today ordered from Treeline. The stock was almost black but cleaned up nice with mineral spirits and then denatured alcohol. First two coats of BLO applied. The light isn't great but the stock is very nice. Some dings here and there to prove it saw range/field duty but they look like beauty marks to me

Interestingly, whatever the original finish was, when I first cleaned it with mineral spirits it dried with a whitish, waxy film. Couple of passes with DNA removed that film and a whole lot of grime underneath and the grain and color really pop now. I usually get pretty good results cleaning with MS so I'm not sure what was causing that initial reaction.

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Old 05-19-2020, 07:06 PM
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You may find the SAI receiver legs a little small for a tight fit in a USGI stock. Most are fine for appearance, but accurate shooting not so much without bedding.
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Old 05-19-2020, 07:21 PM
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Should be good, my CMP M14 parts kit is on SAI receiver and it’s a good fit in a like new M14 stock. Should not be a problem to find a GI stock.

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Old 05-19-2020, 08:31 PM
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Super - thanks!
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Old 05-20-2020, 10:26 AM
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My recent SAI manufacture dropped in with no issues.
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Old 05-20-2020, 07:15 PM
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I've seen a number of M14 stocks for sale recently and very tempted to pick one up for my brand new M1A standard. How is the fit? Anything to look out for?

Thanks much!
Ed
A couple of things to consider...

1. There is nothing inherently accurate about a USGI stock. They were designed to shoot 3-5 moa. 60 years of possible improper storage doesn't help any.

2. Current commercial walnut stocks are designed around a 2-3 moa rifle. They are the same ones used on National Match rifles. With proper bedding and a few other tweaks, they are capable of 1-2 moa.

Get a USGI stock for nostalgia purposes, not accuracy. Try to find one as near new as possible. The ones that are well used will have compressed wood fibers and worn metal.
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:23 AM
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Thanks all - I have a Fred's USGI walnut on order. VG+ with hand guard. I'll hang on to the original stock as well.
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Old 05-21-2020, 07:35 AM
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Thanks all - I have a Fred's USGI walnut on order. VG+ with hand guard. I'll hang on to the original stock as well.
Post pictures when you get it. I've seen a few really nice stocks come from Fred's recently. Including mine.

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Old 05-21-2020, 08:32 AM
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Post pictures when you get it. I've seen a few really nice stocks come from Fred's recently. Including mine.

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