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stock repairs

Posted by D Miller on Tuesday, 5 February 2019, at 12:08 p.m.

I have a question about stock repairs made by Springfield. I have a M68 (40454) that has had a stock repair across the area at the rear of the receiver. The break appears to have been completely through. It is evident in the lock plate and trigger plate mortises as well as the rear of the receiver area. It is very well done and was not noticed until the rifle was disassembled. The second inspector’s cartouche (FWS) is stamped across the repair joint on the left flat. The repair had to have been made before the stock was converted to M68 configuration. I guess my question is, did Springfield make such major repairs to make stocks usable during the M68 conversion? My thoughts are that this repair is of M63 Civil War vintage. Other than the stock repair, this rifle is in excellent condition. Your thoughts are welcome.


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