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    Solid butt plates

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ID:	22895 On the left is a Springfield mid 1940 solid butt plate without the drawing number, on the right is a Winchester solid butt plate with the original DuLite color from 1941

    I have never been lucky enough to see any in person. Nice to see them side by side to see the differences
    Thank you for posting


      Thank you for posting! What serial range was the WRA one used from?



        Best answer is 1942.

        If you follow Canfield's book "The M1 Garand Rifle" there will be contradictions such as "until circa 1,240,000 WRA stocks did not have the buttstock recess and were made with two equal sized holes in the butt."

        Serial range of WRA 1,240,000 is Sept 7th 1942

        The book also states that the large box W.R.A. G.H.D. cartouched replaced the W.R.A. W.B. cartouche in the 1,210,000. Yet all the large box W.R.A. G.H.D. stocks are for the trap door buttplate.

        Also not acknowledged is the W.R.A. W.B. factory manufactured stock (not converted) for the trapdoor buttplate and large bottom screw hole as shown in my photos Click image for larger version  Name:	P1010045_0031.jpg Views:	2 Size:	164.9 KB ID:	23028Click image for larger version  Name:	P1010047_0033.jpg Views:	3 Size:	157.7 KB ID:	23029
        Last edited by RCS; 02-18-2020, 07:52 PM.