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    Default Re: Anyone recognize M1 carbine barrel channel markings?

    high wall.
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    Default Re: Anyone recognize M1 carbine barrel channel markings?

    Looks like a commercial stock to me. There have been so many US & foreign , commercial & military replacement M1 stocks on the market over the years. US Govt contract stocks are marked.

    Lots of folks took the new stocks off commercial Iver Johnson , Universal and Plainfield carbines and replaced them with USGI stocks for a more authentic look. Plainfield carbines were NOT USGI spec and needed fitting.
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    Default Re: Anyone recognize M1 carbine barrel channel markings?

    A good rundown of USGI M1 carbine stocks and markings.

    http://www.uscarbinecal30.com/stocks.html
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    Default Re: Anyone recognize M1 carbine barrel channel markings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bang View Post
    high wall.
    Then it undoubtedly is a repro / commercial stock. Note I do not say fake because it has no fake markings and is clearly stamped R for repro in the barrel channel.

    High walls are correct for early carbines. Why your stock also has a late selector cutout is anyone's guess.

    Anyway it is a nice looking stock for $50. You didn't get ripped off and most people who see it won't know the difference.

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    Default Re: Anyone recognize M1 carbine barrel channel markings?

    Walnut stocks were placed in raw linseed oil for a period of time, then allowed to dry. Birch stocks were treated with a dark stain, then placed in raw linseed oil for a period of time and allowed to dry.
    The one and only finish approved for use on the wood of the Caliber .30 Carbine was raw linseed oil.
    Doesn't look like a USGI linseed oil finish either.
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    Default Re: Anyone recognize M1 carbine barrel channel markings?

    Quote Originally Posted by Delkal View Post
    Then it undoubtedly is a repro / commercial stock.
    Why your stock also has a late selector cutout is anyone's guess.
    Iver Johnson , Universal and Plainfield did indeed make transferrable select-fire M2 carbines.


    https://www.gunbroker.com/item/812616445
    *https://www.gunbroker.com/item/807607712* looks like this 'high wood' stock.
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    Default Re: Anyone recognize M1 carbine barrel channel markings?

    I asked ... "Do you have a USGI stock , if so ..... is the trigger group opening larger than that of a USGI??""
    You replied ......"Yes,and they are the same fit"


    My question is , did you say "yes to the opening for the trigger group being larger than USGI?
    If that is what you meant .... I'm leaning towards Universal as the maker.

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    Default Re: Anyone recognize M1 carbine barrel channel markings?

    Yes, I have a USGI stock (that the carbine came with), and the trigger group opening is virtually identical in fit.

    I am using this (questioned) stock because it is so nice, and the USGI stock is stored. I shoot this carbine. (1-43 Inland with bayonet lug, round bolt, later safety...the usual upgrades)

    I bought an after-market perforated steel upper handguard, JB Welded a Picatinny to it, and have a red dot mounted on that. The Picatinny has a tunnel allowing the use of the iron sights as well.
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    Default Re: Anyone recognize M1 carbine barrel channel markings?

    I just saw this. It appears as though you have, as someone deduced correctly, that you have an Iver Johnson commercial stock with an M-2 cut. Most GI M-2 stocks, except the very early M-2 version, are Pot Belly. The Iver Johnson ones were not. Also ALL GI stocks are marked differently than this one.

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    Default Re: Anyone recognize M1 carbine barrel channel markings?

    I studied all the informative sites when I first bought my M1 roughly 7 years ago. I suspected this is a civilian market stock but with the variations that occasionally occur, I was looking for confirmation that I can trust.....which I have thanks to everyone who helped. Thank you all.
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