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    Buttplate ID please

    Hey Guys,

    Based on these two pics, would they indicate what maker and era this buttplate is from?

    Thanks!
    James

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    #2
    WWII Springfield

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      #3
      Thank you Sir!

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        #4
        Originally posted by jak View Post
        WWII Springfield
        How can you tell?

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          #5
          Originally posted by David Milisock View Post
          How can you tell?
          Two of the obvious features are the flat plunger ( post war are rounded) and the 2 lines on the inside of the door.

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            #6
            you cannot go by the lines on trap door. Since the buttplate checkering is severely worn ,need a picture of the checkering from the backside to know for sure

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              #7
              Here you go gentlemen, thanks!

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                #8
                JAK is correct, very worn Springfield WWII

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Orlando View Post
                  you cannot go by the lines on trap door. Since the buttplate checkering is severely worn ,need a picture of the checkering from the backside to know for sure
                  Orlando, You are correct about the lines on the trap door. However, the few buttplates I saw that had the lines on the door were all WWII Springfield. Is that you experience ?

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                    #10
                    There has been a few articles published on the different Springfield WW2 checkering patterns, the first article with excellent photos was done by Tony Pucci in his old newsletter. If for example you compare the butt plate pattern of an original Lend Lease from late November 1941 to an original April 1944 rifle, you can spot the differences. Most difficult are the WW2 M1 carbine butt plates to identify as to who made them.

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                      #11
                      Excellent information guys, much appreciated.

                      James

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