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Re: Wooden stock
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Friday, 20 February 2015, at 11:26 a.m., in response to Wooden stock, posted by allan bragg on Friday, 20 February 2015, at 9:26 a.m.
Yes it does make a difference! The stocks are all "similar" and a few cuts are identical, as are some dimensional relationships. A musket stock could be adopted to an 1866. A model 1868 or 1870 could be fitted into a .45-70 stock - the band locations and OA length are the same, but the barrel channel would have to be opened up. Also, the .50-70 stocks, like the parent muskets, have thicker flats in the lock area, absent on later wood. Are you looking for an original stock, or a repro? How "right" do you want it to be? What is your skill level at making small work-arounds? These are all questions uyou need to consider.
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