Boring/Drilling out M1 buttstock...

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  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,031 Senior Member

    If you just gotta have holes in the stock, bring it the next time you visit and we can use my lathe to do the deed.  Ditto on the step-drilling, and I've got Forstner bits and an extension mandrel if necessary.

    Jerry


    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
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  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,000 Senior Member
    Teach said:

    If you just gotta have holes in the stock, bring it the next time you visit and we can use my lathe to do the deed.  Ditto on the step-drilling, and I've got Forstner bits and an extension mandrel if necessary.

    Jerry

    'Preciate the offer - but like I said, I'm not taking it into combat, so I think I can live without an onboard cleaning kit!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • snake284snake284 Senior Member Posts: 20,946 Senior Member
    Drill the hole a little bigger and wrap the lipstick in the thong!
    zorba said:
    Teach said:

    If you just gotta have holes in the stock, bring it the next time you visit and we can use my lathe to do the deed.  Ditto on the step-drilling, and I've got Forstner bits and an extension mandrel if necessary.

    Jerry

    'Preciate the offer - but like I said, I'm not taking it into combat, so I think I can live without an onboard cleaning kit!
    Wise decision. I think you'll be happier if you leave it alone.
    Daddy, what's an enabler?
    Son that's somebody with nothing to do with his time but keep me in trouble with mom.
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,292 Senior Member
    Zorba, if you still want a buttstock with the holes, Sarco has a buttstock, wood ONLY-no metal parts, for $39.95.

    http://www.e-sarcoinc.com/garandstockandhandguardsetsinwalnut-completestocksetwoodonly-1.aspx

    Non Sibi Sed Patriage (Not for self, but country)



  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,000 Senior Member
    That's a damn good price - but "nah". Ain't worth it.
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • tennmiketennmike Senior Member Posts: 22,292 Senior Member
    Just doing my 'enabling a purchase' thing! :D There was a place in NC that specialized in M14/M1A and Garand stocks, but I can't seem to find them. They were a regular advertiser in Shotgun News but I haven't seen them in the new Firearms News.
    Non Sibi Sed Patriage (Not for self, but country)



  • BigslugBigslug Senior Member Posts: 6,637 Senior Member
    Ummmm. . .is it possible you've got a really early "no trap" stock?  Springfield started adopted the change in October '39, but did not institute it until about a year later.  Winchester started it sometime in the back end of '42.  A lot of those un-bored stocks got retrofitted. Might not want to go messin' with a piece of wood worth a fair bit of money. 
    WWJMBD?

    "Nothing is safe from stupid." - Zee
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,385 Senior Member
    Bigslug said:
    Ummmm. . .is it possible you've got a really early "no trap" stock?  Springfield started adopted the change in October '39, but did not institute it until about a year later.  Winchester started it sometime in the back end of '42.  A lot of those un-bored stocks got retrofitted. Might not want to go messin' with a piece of wood worth a fair bit of money. 
    Nope. It’s a re-pop. 
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,000 Senior Member
    edited June 9 #40
    Yea, TOTAL re-pop. Nice stock, blah, blah, but anything but authentic.

    BTW, I got distracted when you (Chris) was shooting the piece - how did you do?

    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • cpjcpj Senior Member Posts: 37,385 Senior Member
    zorba said:
    Yea, TOTAL re-pop. Nice stock, blah, blah, but anything but authentic.

    BTW, I got distracted when you (Chris) was shooting the piece - how did you do?

    I pulled the trigger, the bullets came out the end of the barrel. That’s about all i
    can say. 
    "I'm here for the guns, hunting, and skirt wearing men."
    Zee
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,000 Senior Member
    edited June 10 #42
    cpj said:
    zorba said:
    Yea, TOTAL re-pop. Nice stock, blah, blah, but anything but authentic.

    BTW, I got distracted when you (Chris) was shooting the piece - how did you do?

    I pulled the trigger, the bullets came out the end of the barrel. That’s about all i
    can say. 
    That's about all I can say about it too! But it was fun, all the same! I'm surprised you didn't ring the 100 yd gong like ya did with the Enfield last year. Can't win 'em all!
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
  • TeachTeach Senior Member Posts: 18,031 Senior Member

    Until we put a little Lubriplate on the trigger group, it would have taken a pretty good grunt from a 4 wheel drive to make the thing shoot!  That's one of the hardest trigger pulls I've ever seen on a Garand!

    Jerry


    Hide and wail in terror, Eloi- - - -We Morlocks are on the hunt!
    ASK-HOLE Someone who asks for advice and always does something opposite
  • zorbazorba Senior Member Posts: 16,000 Senior Member
    Teach said:

    ...a pretty good grunt from a 4 wheel drive...

    Terminator's or Knitepoet's?

    What's your opinion of a Garand "trigger job"?
    -Zorba, "The Veiled Male"

    Carry a 25 if it makes you feel good, but do not ever load it. If you load it, you may shoot it. If you shoot it, you may hit somebody, and if you hit somebody – and he finds out about it – he may be very angry with you. --Jeff Cooper
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