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Posted: 12/24/2003 8:14:01 AM EDT
Just got a nice A1 stock that needs a new buttplate,,,will an A2 plate work on an A1,,,new A1 plates seem HTF
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:28:52 AM EDT
Unfortunately, no. Keep an eye on the equipment exchange and eBay - I bought a brand new A1 plate a while back for like $5.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:43:07 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2003 8:51:26 AM EDT by Forest]
Gus WTF are you talking about?

Using an A2 buttplate on the A1 stock is a VERY common setup.  My 20" is set up that way, as is my son's carbine.

Now the original M16 stocks (with the moving sling swiven and NO trapdoor) had unique parts and you couldn't use buttplates from the A1 or A2 stocks.

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Picture of an A2 buttplate on an A1 stock:

Here is another one:

Stock to the extream left is an A2 stock/A2 Buttplate

Stock in the middle is an A1 stock/ A2 buttplate

Stock to the right of the middle one is a RRA Stubby with an A2 buttplate and a DPMS 1" spacer.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:45:47 AM EDT
I've traded buttplates between A1 and A2 many times. I have to disagree. The only difference is the A1 top screw is shorter. Now one of the early M16, non trapdoor stocks has NO interchangability. Is that what your talking about?
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:49:03 AM EDT
thanks guys,,,my question has been answered.  I want to trade trap door plate for trap door plate, and looks like I can do it.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:53:54 AM EDT
Originally Posted By TWIRE:
... The only difference is the A1 top screw is shorter. ...
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TWIRE makes a very important point here Canters.

If you swap keep the A1's screws.
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:57:16 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2003 8:58:07 AM EDT by gus]
Doh!@!!  You're right! I was thinking about the M16 stocks. The only difference (besides length of pull/top screw) between A1 and A2 is the rubber surface surrounding the trap door on an A1.  Sorry `bout that!

Link Posted: 12/24/2003 10:08:43 AM EDT
The bottom screw is longer on the A1. Rubber? Where?
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 10:20:34 AM EDT
Actually, just finished upo duplicating an A1 buttplate with an A2 type that I cut the checkering off off and rounded the top and bottom edges.  I prefer the A1 smooth plate, w/only the trapdoor checkered, but MUCH prefer the materials used in the A2 plate. The A2 type doesn't crack around the top screw hole like all the A1s do.

That fully checkered A2 plate may do fine at the target range, but it always snags on my shirt or jacket on a fast mounting in the field[:D]
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 7:49:12 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/24/2003 7:50:24 PM EDT by gus]
Originally Posted By Buey:
The bottom screw is longer on the A1. Rubber? Where?
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Time to redeem myself here - it's the top screw that's longer on an A2....[;)]

However, I also stand corrected on the rubber - it's 100% plastic on mine....

I was thinking, for some reason, about a completely different rifle! I must have been kinda out of it this morning.

Link Posted: 12/24/2003 8:21:33 PM EDT
Its a GOOD idea.

At least the buttplate wont chip or crack [;)]
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 9:30:46 PM EDT
Two of my Colt LW sporters came from the factory with A1 stocks (marked "CS") that had A2 trapdoors.  One is accounted for, the other is buried somewhere in this cave.  
Link Posted: 12/24/2003 9:47:03 PM EDT
You need to find it so I can buy it [:D]
Link Posted: 12/25/2003 7:44:55 AM EDT
That "CS" marked stock is the best A1 length stock ever made. I wish someone would make it again. Also, I will pay more than Lumpy for yours < Kisara, If you find it.
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