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Old 06-21-2021, 03:24 PM
Quak Quak is offline
 
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Default C stock questions

So im on the hunt for a GI C stock...i understand there are pre war and war time production units. What if any markings indicate its a GI C stock and not a re-production? I have no problem with a reproduction, i just dont want to get taken by a crook.
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Old 06-21-2021, 05:32 PM
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Most USGI C stocks have a marking in the cutoff recess. But using that criterion, all it takes is a die and a hammer strike to convert a reproduction into a real one.

Good Luck!

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Old 06-21-2021, 06:22 PM
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Can you usually tell the fake stamps or are they getting pretty good like the m1s?

Im getting to the point I just assume its all fake sadly
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Old 06-21-2021, 09:00 PM
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It is probably best to assume it's all fake.

Pre-War C stocks also have the number D-1836-4 marked on the bottom of the stock between the pistol grip and the rear sling swivel. Through use these marks in many cases have been obliterated or only faintly seen. Because of the curvature of the stock, I would think it would be difficult to counterfeit this mark.

The first picture is an original C stock. The second picture shows D-1836-4 easily seen. The third picture shows the mark barely discernible.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/KnW7gWDHV3zgsncYA
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Old 06-21-2021, 09:11 PM
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I believe the first C stock drawing number is D-1836 and my cartouche is SA over SPG
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Old 06-21-2021, 09:30 PM
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Just about all of the original Pre-War C stocks that I have seen have been quite dark. I do no think anyone, today, can replicate the age/color/patina of these original stocks.
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Old 06-21-2021, 10:42 PM
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I have a wartime C stock with a prewar profile and it has a S in the cutoff it was on a Navy rebuild with a SA 42 barrel
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Old 06-22-2021, 06:58 PM
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"A.H.A." is also a valid cartouche for the pre-WWII C stocks. It is very sloppily marked as if each individual letter and period were marked separately.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/wEAe5eJXeGjxbYw69

A boxed DAL may also be a correct cartouche for a pre-WWII C stock.
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Old 06-22-2021, 09:25 PM
7,62x51mm 7,62x51mm is offline
 
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Also L.T.T. and E.F.G. not certain if used on 1903A1 stocks


My SA SPG 1903A1 stock with drawing number D-1836 also has next to this drawing number 1497163 upside-down.
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Old 06-23-2021, 08:58 AM
Rick the Librarian Rick the Librarian is offline
 
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My SA SPG 1903A1 stock with drawing number D-1836 also has next to this drawing number 1497163 upside-down.
You may know this, but your stock was originally mounted on NM M1903 1498163.
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