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Posted: 11/24/2014 11:47:37 AM EDT
I've got a Gibbs repro '03A4 that broke the stock inside at the recoil lug area. Broke a big chunk off and pushed it against the front of the magazine. So the stock is fubar and I'm considering putting it in something besides another military style C stock. I've looked at Boyds, Ramline and Bell and Carlson. I'd prefer to put it in a synthetic stock. Is anyone else out there making 1903 stocks I could look at that I might not have considered? Thx.
Link Posted: 11/24/2014 1:53:28 PM EDT
Stay away from Ramline unless you want to break it too. I had one crack in 2 on a small frame Mauser. Very cheap!
Link Posted: 11/24/2014 10:39:29 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By SAN14:
Stay away from Ramline unless you want to break it too. I had one crack in 2 on a small frame Mauser. Very cheap!
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+1 on this. RamLine is of VERY dubious quality.
Link Posted: 11/24/2014 11:25:52 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 67cobra:
I've got a Gibbs repro '03A4 that broke the stock inside at the recoil lug area. Broke a big chunk off and pushed it against the front of the magazine. So the stock is fubar and I'm considering putting it in something besides another military style C stock. I've looked at Boyds, Ramline and Bell and Carlson. I'd prefer to put it in a synthetic stock. Is anyone else out there making 1903 stocks I could look at that I might not have considered? Thx.
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I've been looking around for a laminate for the 03 series....and all of the synthetics get bad reviews...so far as I have found.

I have considered calling Boyd's for a custom laminate 03 C type but I shudder to think at the cost of a one off.....and my C stock took a YEAR to get when I ordered it from them. I am glad that you shared your experience. When I bed my 03 I am going to fiber re-enforce the lug area.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 6:50:29 PM EDT
OP, I have a custom request out at a known maker of laminate rifle stocks. I specifically asked if they could cut G.I. profile A3, C type stocks and hand guards from their
laminates. I'll let you know if they contact me and what they say.
Link Posted: 11/25/2014 9:01:32 PM EDT
Update: NO GO. Gonna try Boyd's.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 2:52:22 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/27/2014 2:53:03 PM EDT by 67cobra]
I'm kind of leaning towards a non military stock at this point. I've thought about putting it in a sporter or target stock if I can find one. I figure it is and always will be a reactivated drill rifle anyway, so I'm not really destroying much originality. Did you say you waited a year to receive a stock from Boyds? I wonder if it would take that long for a different type of stock.
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 5:11:01 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 67cobra:
I'm kind of leaning towards a non military stock at this point. I've thought about putting it in a sporter or target stock if I can find one. I figure it is and always will be a reactivated drill rifle anyway, so I'm not really destroying much originality. Did you say you waited a year to receive a stock from Boyds? I wonder if it would take that long for a different type of stock.
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The best way to order a Boyd's is to find one in stock at a distributor. Ordering direct is a LENGTHY process. It took ANOTHER 6 MONTHS to get the hand guard from them. Also, their handguards do not have, nor are they cut for the hand guard liners. There's MORE inletting for me to do. Yay!
Link Posted: 11/27/2014 5:12:18 PM EDT
By the way...are you good at woodworking? You could route and bed that broken area with glass bedding.
Link Posted: 11/30/2014 2:35:57 PM EDT
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Well Boyds had a c-stock on clearance for $70 so that wins by price alone. See how long it takes to arrive.
Link Posted: 11/30/2014 3:28:10 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By 67cobra:
Well Boyds had a c-stock on clearance for $70 so that wins by price alone. See how long it takes to arrive.
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NICE! Mine is a really nice piece of wood...I just haven't finished it yet.

If it turns out half as good as this one that I did last year, I'll be happy:

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