Which would indicate that the development had nothing to do with wood stocks warping in Vietnam.This attachment does not address an “issue” date for fiberglass stocks, but it shows testing began as early as 1963. From Blake Stevens volume one “U.S. Rifle M14 from John Garand to the M21”.
Same with Last Steel Warrior. It's a must for any M14 enthusiast, but a lot of the information on the M14 is cursory. I'm going to look for Emerson's book.Yeah, unfortunately there are a lot of historical holes in the M14s development and changes made during (and after) production. Lee Emerson's book is useful, but it does leave some questions unanswered.