Thread: M14 NM stock
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Old 06-07-2021, 08:40 AM
Random Guy Random Guy is offline
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Default NM M14 stock

I would like to see pics of the front ferrule if possible. I may build another M1A in a bedded stock so curious what your stock looks like. Sending PM.
I agree with the observations on the other forum, it was a gently used standard stock (w/ "P") that was removed and subsequently milled for the bedding compound, probably at RIA in post-1967 era.
"To me, it looks like I see the shadow of a receiver heel and a trigger housing having been in that stock.

Any chance that stock was very lightly used and was being converted to NM configuration and never finished/never bedded?

It looks like the front swivel was welded while installed on the stock and the slots milled for the bedding compound were milled after the stock was oiled. I'd have thought that would have been done before the stock was finished, not after ( like the late heavy NM stocks).
...the welding on the front sling swivel charred the wood a little, so it was done with that swivel part installed. Since that was not allowed on the original 1963-67 NM M14s, my guess is the stock was being prepared for a "team build" in the post-1968 era, but was not completed for whatever reason. Neat stock that deserves a good home. Here's my original early "skinny" SA NM stock that I restored years ago. Curious if the front ferrule is unmodified like this one (This is my 1963 NM M4 stock with SA serial number):

Last edited by Random Guy; 06-07-2021 at 09:43 AM.
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