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    SA SPG 1939 era stock direct conversion to trapdoor butt plate

    This stock came out of the Wisconsin Barn Wood which without going into a lengthy story, was WW2 wood, not later than SA GAW, moved from Rock Island Arsenal to the Wisconsin location just after WW2. This SA SPG stock still has the drawing number and a B-104 rack number, I would date this stock to 1939 of maybe very early 1940. The direct conversion was done to the butt trap area and the stock was converted to have two equal sized holes and routed on the end for the trapdoor buttplate, This stock also has the serif P in a square box which is not common to find. This stock would be a perfect match for a gas trap receiver and a gas port barrel. Some would convert this stock back to no trap which is not difficult and remove the rebuild markings, I would leave this stock alone as the conversion to use the late buttplate is M1 history Click image for larger version

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    additional photos of stock conversion Click image for larger version

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      #3
      Awesome mate I'd kill to have a stock like that!

      Scott

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        Early SA SPG direct conversion with minimum amount of time spent in conversion Click image for larger version

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          #5
          Another early stock photo that I like and certain that it was posted before, it is a Winchester WRA WB stock with the factory serif P in a circle and a second firing proof non serifed P in circle. The butt plate are was never converted. Click image for larger version

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            #6
            As usual you have some amazing history to share Rcs. I really love that SPG stock. I would do the same thing and use it as a direct conversion restoration. Im thinking that will have to be the project that I want to start. I really want to do another gas trap restoration after losing mine in the divorce mess. I still want a early gas trap but I just dont think its possible now. But a direct conversion is still do able. It at least keeps me from finding so many hard to find parts. I do have a question. You have a lot of experience with these early stocks. From what you have seen were more modified at depot level were the modifications were "nicer" or the field level were they were more roughly done? Thank you for sharing the pictures and info. Kevin

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