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Posted: 1/18/2015 9:42:33 PM EST
So I'm making an 03A4 clone out of a D&T 03A3, I've made a few threads about it already. So now the rifle is done except for notching the stock, I bought a complete stock kit that's in great shape off of Ebay for $300 but I'm not sure if I'm willing to notch that stock or not so today I bought another stock (no metal or handguard) for $60, the stock isn't as nice but I'd feel more comfortable notching it sine it's not as nice (even though I'd need to spend $100+ for all of the metal plus upper handguard) but it won't look as nice so I'm confused.

Here's how it looks now with the matching stock


VS using the not as nice stock plus buying the handguard and the metal for it





Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:41:06 AM EST
Notch the nice stock.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 2:13:48 AM EST
There's no way I would notch the nice one but that's just me.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 7:34:48 AM EST
You need a scant or C stock for the 03A4 look.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 7:51:36 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Dracster:
You need a scant or C stock for the 03A4 look.
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I can't find one for a reasonable amount
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 9:56:08 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 10:13:15 AM EST by RogueJSK]
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Originally Posted By Ghetto:

I can't find one for a reasonable amount
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Originally Posted By Ghetto:
Originally Posted By Dracster:
You need a scant or C stock for the 03A4 look.

I can't find one for a reasonable amount


Your "nice" stock is a scant stock. So notch that one. The "ugly" stock is a straight stock, which is not correct for a M1903A4. (Compare the grip area of the two stocks, and notice how the "nice" stock has a slightly built-up grip area where your palm rests.)

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 10:11:45 AM EST
I am doing the same thing. i picked up a scant stock off ebay for less than $100 with cartouches.

I have a drilled and tapped sporter 1903 as well.

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:48:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 3:48:56 PM EST by MVolkJ]
If you're going to mangle a stock, mangle the scant stock. They have almost no collector value, as they're basically all replacement stocks.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 7:37:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By MVolkJ:
If you're going to mangle a stock, mangle the scant stock. They have almost no collector value, as they're basically all replacement stocks.
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Scant stock it is!
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