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    Dupage and Minelli M1 Garand Replacement Stock Sets

    I'm thinking about purchasing one of the manufacturers after-market stocks and reworking in to SA 3,250,xxx size/dimensions for a restoration. It is my understanding that the Minell and DuPage stocks are closest to the SA original stocks, in that order, and I have read the several posts concerning the reworking of the DuPage stocks within this forum. Without having to buy both and see for myself which is the better candidate for reworking, my questions are ...

    1. Has anyone had both these stocks in-hand and has taken a real close look at which is a more accurate depiction of a late war SA stocks?
    2. Does anyone have detail photos of an unfinished DuPage and/or Minelli stock handy? Nether manufacturer shows anything but a side view and perhaps a partial close up. Neither of which shows the details of the various areas.

    Thanks for any assistance.

    Mike

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    I don't know anything about Minelli stocks. This may not help much either, but years ago, I bought a garand from Dupage and it came with one of their replacement stocks. The contour and fit of that stock was just like a USGI stock and I had no problems with it.
    Like I said, that was a while ago, so I can't say how Dupage's stocks are today. Sorry, I couldn't provide more help.

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      #3
      Mike, Dupage reworks Boyd stocks too the slimer profile. If it were my money, I would find the Minelli its higher quality wood and miles ahead for fitment.

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        #4
        Minelli stocks are to fat, DuPage may or may not require alittle fitting in barrel channel but better if you want something closer to a USGI stock
        DuPage stocks have come a long way. Just my opinion

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          #5
          You could try getting a stock set from the CMP. The set on mine fits better than any GI set I ever dealt with; and the grip/trigger area is slimmed down for good access to the trigger. At least I'm happy with it.
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            #6
            Originally posted by Orlando View Post
            Minelli stocks are to fat, DuPage may or may not require alittle fitting in barrel channel but better if you want something closer to a USGI stock
            DuPage stocks have come a long way. Just my opinion
            I wish that Boyds' would lower the stock ferrule just a tiny bit and would stop oversanding the wood, particularly the front handguard. Their sanding staff sands it narrower in the middle than the ends, and there is not enough stock to straighten it.

            Danny

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              #7
              The few that I have seen recently were fine, a heck of a lot better than years ago. They may vary from time to time ?

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                So the outcome of all this is ...

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