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Re: stock repairs

Posted by Stephen B. McCartney on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, at 5:22 p.m., in response to Re: stock repairs, posted by John on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, at 1:51 p.m.

As I mentioned in a response last year along similar lines, stocks were easily replaced. For instance, according to the Chief of Ordnance for FY 1885 (ending June 30), 2,124 stocks (wood part) for the Springfield rifle were procured, while 1,179 were issued. A broken stock would look unseemly and would be in danger of rebreaking, possibly at a critical moment. I almost threw these notes away, yesterday.


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