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    WW2 and post-war butt plates for SA and Winchester rifles

    I have a bit of a dilemma and can't find answers on. It's about the screw hole countersink on SA and WRA rifles during WW2. The only thing I have as far as a technical specifications guide is Joe Poyer's book. Yes, I know it has a few errors, please don't ding me there but it is an overall excellent book to reference.

    The question is this. The book states that from SN 70,000 to the end of production, the countersink is .250 to .310 of an inch. That in itself tells me that form the 70,000 starting point the countersink if good if it falls anywhere between between those two low and high measurements.

    Now, I've seen web pages stating if the countersink is .300 to .310 of an inch, it's a post war production. The fact is there are no facts, I've only seen web pages with peoples opinions saying this without empirical data or technical manuals to back it up. Are there any tech sheets, manuals, web pages that definitively state that .300 to .310 is post-war production anywhere? please let me know in the comments. Thank you, fellow Garand Collectors.

    #2
    There are no Post War WRA butt plates only WWII .
    SA WWII and Post War butt plates are identified by the plunger. SA butt plates manufactured during WWII have flat plunger, SA manufactured Post War have round plunger

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      #3
      Thank you, Orlando. That's the direction I was leaning towards. I pretty much knew the WRA part but it couldn't hurt to ask. All of mine are flat plungers. I appreciate your input!

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        #4

        WRA butt plates are identified by the shape checkering under the trap door ( comes to a point) and offset screw hole. Not all WRA's are stamped 2S

        Last edited by Orlando; 10-01-2018, 08:06 PM.

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          #5
          The photo is very helpful. I'll need to take a closer look at them. Thank you!

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            #6
            Also notice the bottom screw hole is offset

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