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Cadet Stocks from Rifle Stocks

Posted by Al Frasca on Sunday, 22 January 2017, at 11:18 p.m.

Take a look at the M84 Cadet stock I have on the web site. Springfield made it from a rifle stock. This process was first started in 1895 when the order was sent to convert 45-70 rifles into cadet rifles. The way of telling for sure is to study the inside of the stock tip. You can see where Springfield made a wood rod lock and inserted it into the rifle stock before machining it to cadet length. The insert was not glued in place. By removing the stock tip, the piece will fall freely out.

Also, note the cartouche on the cadet stock. I have only seen one or two of these cartouches on early experimental Long Rang Rifles.


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