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Old January 14, 2019, 17:42   #1
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Garand Stock Identification

The last Garand I picked up at the CMP Anniston facility has no stock cartouche or identification other than the number "178" immediately behind the receiver.
The stock and handguards are a bit dark, with an appropriate number of minor dings, and look the nearly identical in both shape and color to a couple of my other M1's from the 40's and 50's.

I think because it isn't marked with the DOD acceptance cartouche or the "P" proof mark, and there are no indications inside it, that it's not an issued stock. But that's all I can tell so far.

Any ideas where this stock and others like it were used? I forgot to ask the folks this question at CMP while I was there... darnit.

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Old January 14, 2019, 19:38   #2
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I think several countries made stocks for M1 Garands, and since a lot of them are returned to the US from different countries, who knows?
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Old January 14, 2019, 19:50   #3
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Post Pics on the CMP Website there a plenty of knowledgeable garand collectors there Ron.
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Old January 15, 2019, 05:22   #4
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Just from the lack of cartouches, it sounds like a replacement stock, used at the local level.
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Old January 15, 2019, 17:32   #5
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I'll post at CMP as well. I've spent a lot of time on FAL topics here lately because I hadn't had any exposure to that rifle before a couple of months ago.
Just noticed all of the other forums on this board only in the past week... apparently I'm slow!

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Old January 16, 2019, 20:01   #6
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Cartouches were sanded off stocks, it make be a USGI stock. Would need to see pictures
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Old January 18, 2019, 15:20   #7
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Cartouches were sanded off stocks, it make be a USGI stock. Would need to see pictures
Thanks, I'll post when I get near it again.
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Old January 18, 2019, 18:12   #8
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As was mentioned many , perhaps a majority were sanded when rearsenaled
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