M1 Carbine stock questions


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twoblink
December 19, 2007, 09:07 PM
Because I don't have one, nor do I have access to one here in Taiwan, I hope some of you owners can tell me a bit more about them.

Specifically, how is the barrel and assembly, mounted onto the stock?

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6d/M2CarbineGTAPage3.jpg/741px-M2CarbineGTAPage3.jpg

From this image exploded diagram, It seems like only 2 mount points to me, the Screw by the trigger assembly (61 or 6 sub1 in the diagram) and the metal band in front that slides over the barrel and stock.

Am I right?

And if you M1 Carbine buffs would be so kind, if you think there can be additional mountpoints, and what likes and dislikes you have about the stock.

Thanks!

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Dave Markowitz
December 19, 2007, 09:15 PM
The part in the rear (looks like it's labeled 6c) is the recoil plate. The recoil plate is not normally removed, much like you don't remove a rifle's buttplate. The back of the receiver has a hook which fits into the recoil plate. That secures the back end of the action. The other place it's held into the stock is by the barrel band up front.

This system makes it pretty easy to remove the barreled action from the stock. You loosen the barrel band screw, depress the barrel band spring, and slide the band forward off the stock. Lift off the handguard, then lift the barrel up. The action hinges on the recoil plate and then lifts out.

The downside of this is that it requires very careful fitting for best accuracy, something not usually found on a military rifle.

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