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Rambler1 12-31-2021 07:31 PM

M1a Stock Surprise!
 
I purchased a Polytech "M1a" last month. Someone had done some different modifications. They had also painted the stock. I was going to sand and repaint to a better camo pattern, when I noticed the stock had some cartouche marks.

Attached are some pictures. Wanted to get some information on what kind of stock I have. Also, there is something above the "545" not sure if it is damage or purposefully placed. I have a pointer on the spot in the picture.

Last but not least... I was going to use B. Linseed oil to recondition the stock, or open to other ideas.

https://imgur.com/8nOYWXJ

https://imgur.com/aQMMAsj

https://imgur.com/KQ7vfOF

Thanks in advance for the help/advice.

Rambler1

bruce 12-31-2021 09:05 PM

Looks like USGI wood. Possibly walnut or reddish birch. Well worth refinishing. Get the old paint off. May possibly find a DOD stamp on the left side of the stock just below the vicinity of the rear sight Don't know what the little peck looking holes might be. You can fill them with sanding dust mixed with a little bit of epoxy ... or plain old carpenters glue. If you want a camouflaged you can find a good used stock. Sincerely. bruce.

Rambler1 12-31-2021 10:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bruce (Post 2103661)
Looks like USGI wood. Possibly walnut or reddish birch. Well worth refinishing. Get the old paint off. May possibly find a DOD stamp on the left side of the stock just below the vicinity of the rear sight Don't know what the little peck looking holes might be. You can fill them with sanding dust mixed with a little bit of epoxy ... or plain old carpenters glue. If you want a camouflaged you can find a good used stock. Sincerely. bruce.

Yes. I am going to make sure this stock gets back to "normal" condition. I just looked at the stock and you can see the outline of a square box.

https://imgur.com/LY6RpkP

I also had to strip down the hand guard. It is an odd swirl pattern in the plastic.

https://imgur.com/NHCusgq

Rambler1

bruce 12-31-2021 11:00 PM

Will have to wait till tomorrow to look at the pictures. For some reason I cannot see Imgur on my Mac.

The Polytec M-1A's are very good. Some folks have used the receivers to build some really nice rifles. Of course hindsight is always 20:20, but do so wish I'd bought one back in the day. Enjoy your rifle! Sincerely. bruce.

1563621 01-01-2022 06:37 AM

stock
 
I see the DAS. clean stock, use BLO. I use linseed oil. Look under Buttplate for maker mark. Post pics of wood under. USGI stock all the way!

Rambler1 01-01-2022 11:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1563621 (Post 2103708)
I see the DAS. clean stock, use BLO. I use linseed oil. Look under Buttplate for maker mark. Post pics of wood under. USGI stock all the way!

Here are some additional pictures. Did not see a makers mark under the Buttplate. Not sure what I am looking for... Going to start the BLO this am.

https://imgur.com/YeFSohQ


https://imgur.com/eW5ObiY


https://imgur.com/ozDPzuE

1563621 01-01-2022 06:46 PM

Need a pic of the wood under the butt plate. https://imgur.com/UNDDVt2

I need a pic of this area. My pic tells me this stock is a Winchester called BIG RED. NM stock. prized for strength!!. I will tell you about yours. Dave

Rambler1 01-02-2022 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by 1563621 (Post 2103845)
Need a pic of the wood under the butt plate. https://imgur.com/UNDDVt2

I need a pic of this area. My pic tells me this stock is a Winchester called BIG RED. NM stock. prized for strength!!. I will tell you about yours. Dave

Here is the picture of the stock under the Buttplate.

https://imgur.com/WDSSiAl

https://imgur.com/gWL1PtV

https://imgur.com/890Bfg4

https://imgur.com/ueiqRMu

I also was able to figure out the handguard is the Polytech DT25 Silver under a marbled handguard. Seems pretty unique. I think I am going to replace with a period correct to match the stock.

Rambler1

1563621 01-02-2022 12:04 PM

Looks like it might be a Sachs & sons. USGI. H&R come with a cattle stamp H.

50cal 01-07-2022 05:10 PM

Looks a lot better with out the paint Ex choice to remove it.


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