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Posted: 10/19/2004 10:15:05 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/19/2004 10:15:26 AM EDT by Houndawg]
I just put an A1 stock on my AR and switched the buttplate over from my A2 stock. I noticed the A2 plate is a little narrow for the A1 stock. It doesn't cover the edges of the stock. I bought the A1 stock from CDNN and it was advertised a a new Colt stock. The A2 stock was purchased from a guy here on the forum that was/is selling a bunch of A2 stocks and M16 furniture sets.

Is it normal for A1 stocks to be a little fatter than A1 stocks, or is this just an anomaly? Does someone sell A2 buttplates that are known to be a little fat so they will have a better fit on A1 stocks?
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 10:44:44 AM EDT
It's just an anomoly. My preffered fixed stock used to be the A1 with an A2 buttplate (I still have one on my M16A4 clone). I've never noticed a problem with the edges not meeting up.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 11:09:33 AM EDT
I have two A1 stocks that I tried to mount the A2 buttplates onto, and I had the exact same problem you did. My A1 stocks are military surplus and still have the spray painted stenciled rack numbers on 'em. The buttplates I tried were Bushmaster and generic.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 8:44:19 PM EDT
If it's an anomaly, I wonder if the problem is with the A2 or the A1.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 10:06:46 PM EDT
No anomoly -- the contour of the A1 stock and the A2 buttplate DO NOT EXACTLY MATCH. I have two A1 stocks and tried a variety of A2 buttplates from Bushmaster & Armalite.
Link Posted: 10/19/2004 10:09:14 PM EDT
OK. I guess I'll just have to live with it.
Link Posted: 10/20/2004 3:52:30 PM EDT
Colt A2 buttplate on Colt A1 stock. Same situation; so it's not the maker The one I have on mine isn't that much narrower, just a tad. Can't really see it so much as feel it when you run your finger around the edge.

I can live w/it
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