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Old 06-05-2019, 05:52 PM
sport10990 sport10990 is offline
 
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Default Correct Stock for 1903a4 Z Prefix

My Z prefix A4 is currently in a RIA rebuild scant stock right now and I love the looks of a C stock. Someone told me by the time of the Z prefix, a scant stock could be considered what the rifle would have originally left with and some could have left with a C stock. So a mix of both. Does anybody elseís have opinions? Iím looking at a Keystone C stock right now thatís beautiful.
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Old 06-06-2019, 01:46 AM
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Default A4 stock

My Z prefix A4 came with a FJA marked scant grip stock. Looks like the original to me since it hasn't been rebuilt. But who knows?
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Old 06-06-2019, 09:58 AM
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M'03-A4's in the Z-prefix range came with Springfield Armory C stocks and Keystone scant stocks. Either could be considered correct, but not a Keystone C stock. Take your pick.

J.B.
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Old 06-06-2019, 10:24 AM
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M'03-A4's in the Z-prefix range came with Springfield Armory C stocks and Keystone scant stocks. Either could be considered correct, but not a Keystone C stock. Take your pick.

J.B.
Thanks John, I sent you a PM with a few questions if you don't mind. This helps a lot.
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Old 06-07-2019, 07:31 AM
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M'03-A4's in the Z-prefix range came with Springfield Armory C stocks and Keystone scant stocks. Either could be considered correct, but not a Keystone C stock. Take your pick.

J.B.
J.B. I thought Springfield stocks were only used on the earlier A4s.
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Old 06-07-2019, 08:46 AM
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J.B. I thought Springfield stocks were only used on the earlier A4s.
You are correct to some extent. All the earlier A4's had Springfield stocks. But some Springfield stocks were left over, so some rifles in the Z-prefix range were fitted with the leftover stocks.

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Old 06-07-2019, 09:22 AM
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You are correct to some extent. All the earlier A4's had Springfield stocks. But some Springfield stocks were left over, so some rifles in the Z-prefix range were fitted with the leftover stocks.

J.B.
J.B. Thanks very much. You have taught me tons over the years. Were all the Springfield stocks cartouched?

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Old 06-07-2019, 09:48 AM
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J.B. Thanks very much. You have taught me tons over the years. We're all the Springfield stocks cartouches?
All A4 stocks fitted at the Remington factory exhibited the standard "FJA" and Ordnance Escutcheon (wheel) inspection stamps along with the subinspection stamps in front of the magazine.

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Old 06-07-2019, 03:51 PM
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I Always paid close attention to the relief cut for the bolt handle. Remington milling pattern very distinct. if it was ground out with a router you can easily tell someone made a scant replacement work.
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Old 06-07-2019, 05:53 PM
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The relief is very different between the early Springfield and late Keystone stocks.
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