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Texgunner
February 23, 2016, 10:16
My one and only M1 Garand came from the CMP, about 10 years ago. It is a May 1944 Springfield "service grade" and shoots really good. I have a set of replacement springs I'm planning to install soon, and in light of that improvement, I've been thinking about getting another stock set. The rifle came to me in an ugly, fat mismatched stock/hand-guard set and I'd like one of the thinner profiles. Are the stocks from Dupage the best bet? Thanks for any suggestions and advice!
Gary

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AliYahu
February 23, 2016, 13:30
Are the stocks from Dupage the best bet?

By all reports, yes!
https://shop.dupagetrading.com/product_info.php/finished-stock-set-p-51?osCsid=80de290fa94bfa9edfc8e132fb8494c8
https://shop.dupagetrading.com/product_info.php/garand-stock-set-p-226?osCsid=80de290fa94bfa9edfc8e132fb8494c8

Eli

bubbagump
February 23, 2016, 14:48
My one and only M1 Garand came from the CMP, about 10 years ago. It is a May 1944 Springfield "service grade" and shoots really good. I have a set of replacement springs I'm planning to install soon, and in light of that improvement, I've been thinking about getting another stock set. The rifle came to me in an ugly, fat mismatched stock/hand-guard set and I'd like one of the thinner profiles. Are the stocks from Dupage the best bet? Thanks for any suggestions and advice!
Gary

By all reports, yes!
https://shop.dupagetrading.com/product_info.php/finished-stock-set-p-51?osCsid=80de290fa94bfa9edfc8e132fb8494c8
https://shop.dupagetrading.com/product_info.php/garand-stock-set-p-226?osCsid=80de290fa94bfa9edfc8e132fb8494c8

Eli

No personal experience with them but the pictures look nice. They don't say what the stock is made of but it looks to be American walnut. One of the reviews mentions ripples, which possibly means that the wood was likely pretty green when cut. It also doesn't mention the profile, whether its the fat Korean War profile or the original WWII profile.

I like the way these ship with the metal. The thing to compare them to I suppose is the CMP stocks which are about the same price. The CMP stocks are made from Walnut and cut to original WWII profiles but they do not come with metal parts. I will say I own about eight of them and have worked on/with a whole bunch more and I have never seen what I would call a bad one. I would consider something with ripples in it to be bad.

b.

gordonm1
February 23, 2016, 16:40
The DuPage stock descriptions read like they are cut to WWII profile. The $60 Birch set looks tempting if you are on a budget and looking for a solid shooter stock.

Years ago I bought a couple sets and they were the fat cut style. Real sturdy, one was bedded and fit as a match rifle.

AliYahu
February 23, 2016, 16:42
No personal experience with them but the pictures look nice. They don't say what the stock is made of but it looks to be American walnut. One of the reviews mentions ripples, which possibly means that the wood was likely pretty green when cut. It also doesn't mention the profile, whether its the fat Korean War profile or the original WWII profile.

I like the way these ship with the metal. The thing to compare them to I suppose is the CMP stocks which are about the same price. The CMP stocks are made from Walnut and cut to original WWII profiles but they do not come with metal parts. I will say I own about eight of them and have worked on/with a whole bunch more and I have never seen what I would call a bad one. I would consider something with ripples in it to be bad.

b.

My understanding is that they're made for DuPage by Boyd's, that they're the slimmer pre-war/WWII profile, and that they're the same ones that the CMP sells - they reportedly buy the in bulk from DuPage.

Eli

Mebsuta
February 23, 2016, 17:19
Be prepared to do some fitting.

Also, if it's running good just like it is, I would keep your old parts. That way,you can put it back if you don't like what the aftermarket parts are doing.

Orlando8
February 23, 2016, 17:35
I have used 5 of Dupages stock sets. I usually get the unfinished sets as I prefer to stain and finish to my own preference.
For the money they cant be beat. I will tell you now that you will think something is wrong when you cant get the trigger guard to close. Old surplus stocks are compressed and close easily, new wood takes alot of force to close the guard

Hollis Wood
February 23, 2016, 18:16
I bought one (new replacement) here not too long ago and it was a real nice.

http://www.ammogarand.com/

They might be DuPage too for all I know.

bubbagump
February 23, 2016, 18:52
My understanding is that they're made for DuPage by Boyd's, that they're the slimmer pre-war/WWII profile, and that they're the same ones that the CMP sells - they reportedly buy the in bulk from DuPage.

Eli

Interesting. I also have a Boyd's garand stock. Wood I would categorize as excellent. It was a fat boy Korean era profile, but Shlomo took it down to WWII specs.

If they are what the CMP sells sans cartouche but plus stock metal then yeah, I'd be all over those.

b.

John Crusher
February 23, 2016, 19:41
Unless you are going to repark I would leave it as is. I think it is beautiful ! Character is everything, anybody can have a fancy looking rifle .

Mebsuta
February 23, 2016, 20:11
I like it too. I think that's a birch stock. I like fatwood stocks sometimes.

Jon Frum
February 23, 2016, 22:41
Freds, CMP has stuff too. Dupages look great.


http://www.fredsm14stocks.com/M1-Garand-Rifle-Stocks_c8.htm

Texgunner
February 24, 2016, 00:12
Thanks for all the information, and suggestions and links. And for the nice comments on the rifle!:whiskey:

TedMckay
February 24, 2016, 01:54
Freds, CMP has stuff too. Dupages look great.


http://www.fredsm14stocks.com/M1-Garand-Rifle-Stocks_c8.htm

I love Fred's great prices ! If you do get a new stock the thinner ones sure feel nice when you shoulder it . I do like mine

Orlando8
February 24, 2016, 06:02
The stocks CMP sells are Boyds stocks that Dupage trading sells. Dupage has them slimmed down so they are not overly fat. You can get the same exact stock that CMP sells from Dupage . Its cheaper at Dupage and no ugly CMP stamp

raubvogel
February 24, 2016, 14:29
Funny you mentioned Fred; I have been at his store before. Lots of stuff there

Illurian00
February 24, 2016, 16:03
Are Boyd's stock as bad as their website ??

bubbagump
February 26, 2016, 06:56
The one I have has pretty nice wood. On the other hand I hand selected it from a bunch of 'em Clint had at Camp Perry back in the day. It was unfinished when I got it. They are, as it was said earlier, cut to the fat Korean War profile. It was not what I would call a snug fit but this made no difference as I wound up bedding it anyway. It did finish out beatifully.

The CMP stocks are a better drop-in fit, if that's what you're asking. If the DuPage stocks come with stock metal that's a no brainer to me.

b.