M1A1 .30 Paratrooper


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dscottw88
August 15, 2007, 05:03 PM
I own an Auto-Ordnance M1 Carbine and wanted to change the stock from the standard wood stock to the wood and Metal frame of the M1A1 Paratrooper stock. Cheapest iv'e found was $175, does anyone know if there is one out there for less? Iv'e heard that even though the auto ordnance carbines are Mil Spec, they require some fitting which doesn't bother me. Thanks everyone, I really appreciate it. -Danny

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The Deer Hunter
August 15, 2007, 05:09 PM
Maybe you could sell the one you have now, it seems to be in very good condition and could get $75 ish dollars for it.

Gator
August 15, 2007, 07:24 PM
$175 is about what the repros are going for...try finding a real one :what:

dscottw88
August 3, 2008, 03:17 AM
Anyone know if the stock from CTD or here: http://www.e-gunparts.com/DisplayAd.asp?chrProductSKU=983120&chrSuperSKU=&MC=YJ will fit Auto-Ordnance rifles easily? I'd hate to order one just to butcher it to fit.

I understand that the on CTD's website it states it requires substantial fitting, but just how much fitting?

Dave Markowitz
August 3, 2008, 11:07 AM
The replica stocks should fit an AO Carbine, which are made to mostly GI specs. (I say "mostly" because GI Carbines didn't have cast receivers.) I bought mine a couple years ago from CTD.

$175 is about the going rate for the replica stocks. They are well made. A few things need improvement on them, though:

1. The wood on mine was stained but if it was finished I couldn't tell. I put on 3 coats of tung oil. BLO will work fine as well.
2. The barrel band retaining spring doesn't secure the barrel band as securely as GI springs. I really had to tighten the band screw to keep it in place.
3. The thing on the right side of the cheekpiece does not securely hold the oiler, so I don't keep mine there.

Other than the above it's great.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c340/davemarkowitz/M1_Carbines/1943-underwood.jpg

dscottw88
August 3, 2008, 04:01 PM
Hey thanks Dave, any Idea what type of wood it is? Iv'e heard people complain about it being too soft.

Numerich says theirs is all walnut. Think their's might be better quality?

paochow
August 3, 2008, 04:45 PM
Dave, does your butt plate rub into the side of the stock when folded?

I had a folder repo a few years back, and ended up selling it. Looked cool, but not as functional as the standard stock.

USSR
August 3, 2008, 10:36 PM
Dave, does your butt plate rub into the side of the stock when folded?

They all do, that's the way they were designed.

Don

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