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Old 05-07-2021, 02:18 PM
WinterRanger WinterRanger is offline
 
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Default Do I Have An Early Underwood Stock

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Iíve looked at it sideways, from the right, left, natural light and artificial about 100 times and I think I finally am able to see an M-U inside the sling well. Even though it is a low wood. Itís easy to see that is was high wood and then cut.

Can anyone confirm what Iím seeing? See last two pics.
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Old 05-07-2021, 02:25 PM
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Beautiful stock.
That pic with the cartouche....where is that on the stock? It looks like that's forward of the recoil plate?
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Old 05-07-2021, 03:38 PM
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Beautiful stock.
That pic with the cartouche....where is that on the stock? It looks like that's forward of the recoil plate?
I had another picture and put in red where I think I see an M & U.
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Old 05-07-2021, 03:43 PM
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Remove the buttplate and check for an extra set of holes if you want to verify it to be Marlin.
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Old 05-07-2021, 04:43 PM
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Remove the buttplate and check for an extra set of holes if you want to verify it to be Marlin.
3 holes. Sorry still kind of new to this and donít understand the significance of 3 holes/ Marlin. Iím assuming Marlin made early Underwood stocks?
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Old 05-07-2021, 05:31 PM
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Yes, the M-U in the sling well stands for "Marlin for Underwood". The three holes under the buttplate was characteristic for Marlin produced stocks. Makes it more unlikely that the M-U was added by someone at a later date.
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Old 05-07-2021, 05:46 PM
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Yes, the M-U in the sling well stands for "Marlin for Underwood". The three holes under the buttplate was characteristic for Marlin produced stocks. Makes it more unlikely that the M-U was added by someone at a later date.
Great news. Thank you for confirming what I thought

So based on this is it fair to characterize it as an early Underwood. Would the handguard have been a Petersen U type I or P-U type II? Riesch’s book doesn’t go into that level of detail.

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Old 05-09-2021, 07:54 PM
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The butt plate is not Underwood. All Underwoods had the squares diagonally rather than vertical and horizontal. See Reisch book 6th edition page 113.
There were some very ear;y Inlands with diagonaal marking but they are rare.
However the M-U is very definitely Underwood.
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Old 05-09-2021, 09:19 PM
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The butt plate is not Underwood. All Underwoods had the squares diagonally rather than vertical and horizontal. See Reisch book 6th edition page 113.
There were some very ear;y Inlands with diagonaal marking but they are rare.
However the M-U is very definitely Underwood.
The buttplate is Winny from what I can tell. Working on getting an Underwood. Donít want to change the carbine too much. Like the ďas issuedĒ feel (not a fan of the term mixmaster).

Iíll end up with 7/44 Inland barrel and 5.3 Inland receiver. Mostly Saginaw trigger group and slide. Underwood T2 bolt group. Underwood stock, guard and plate. Post War band, safety, and catch.
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Old 05-12-2021, 07:51 PM
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Yes, the M-U in the sling well stands for "Marlin for Underwood". The three holes under the buttplate was characteristic for Marlin produced stocks. Makes it more unlikely that the M-U was added by someone at a later date.
What would have been ďmore period correctĒ for this stock since itís early Underwood as a matching hard guard. M-U or Pederson U? From what Iíve ready Pederson U would be early but it seems logical that if Marlin made the stock they would have shipped hard guards at the same time with the stocks. Thoughts?
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