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M1 Garand connoisseur input needed

Discussion in 'Military Surplus' started by OKjoe, Jun 25, 2015.

  1. OKjoe

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    A friend of mine is considering this stock as a replacement for the original USGI CMP Springfield stock on an excellent condition ~Feb 1942 Garand. He is going to keep the original stock (which is actually in very good shape). Told him that I would ask for input/opinions...Thanks in advance.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Beautiful-F...rand-Complete-Fitted-Stock-Set-/161735490800?
     
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    Since you're asking for opinions...

    Meh. It'd look purty on a total mixmaster or a Shufflin tanker, but it's not USGI. I'm a snob in that regard ;) For the current bid of $305, he could get a USGI birch stock set with nice figuring and cartouches. Like this one:

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    Thanks for the quick reply Perplexed. I hoped that you would chime in. Told him pretty much the same thing. Any suggestions on where he should be looking? Thanks
     
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    If he's a member of the CMP, their forum classifieds is the first place I'd look for a figured birch or striped walnut USGI stock set. That's where I've picked up a couple such sets, though the hand guards are hard to come by with birch figuring.

    If he's not concerned about the stock set being USGI, he might look here: http://www.dgrguns.com/
     
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    Thank you very much for the suggestions.
     
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    Why is he wanting to swap it out? Is he just wanting a pretty stock? Dupage also has some select grade non USGI stocks sometimes.
     
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    I haven't bought any Dupage stocks, but I understand many/most of them need to be fitted.
     
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    They do, but that is just part of the fun. I enjoy fitting and finishing them. I'm with you on USGI stocks though. I'd much rather have a nic USGI stock, unless it's for a match rifle. Then I would want the tightest fit and one I wouldn't have to worry about doing some extra fitting.
     
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    I appreciate the replies. Sounds like he may just leave the original stock on it. I like the USGI myself.
     

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