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Old November 23rd, 2016, 09:40 PM   #1
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SA Inc installing laminate problem

I have an early SA Inc which has a 1-11 6 grove barrel I think is a Douglas from internet rumor.

The whole receiver behind the op rod track is far from touching the wood with I'm guessing at least 1/16" clearance at the heel. After looking at the way my stock is machined vs my USGI stocks, I decided to buy a Dupage laminate stock so I could get it to clamp down on the heel and give really good lockup.

The receiver won't fit! It's too large to get more than 1/4 the way in the laminate stock! I guess i should have tried swapping out parts before, but it never dawned on me there could be so much difference. Anyways, there is nothing wrong with the stock, it fits my USGI rifles fine, and conversely, the SA Inc. will not fit in GI wood, so the problem is plain to see. What would you suggest?

Smoke and file to fit the laminate?

Smoke and file to fit the receiver?

Buy a USGI stripped receiver and swap them?

I'm open to any other suggestions. I'd just like to see how well the Douglas barrel will do when in a properly bedded action. The gun runs flawlessly as is.

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Old November 23rd, 2016, 10:27 PM   #2
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When you say your USGI rifles, what are you referring to?

How much work do you want to do?

Would be much easier to make the receiver fit the wood and safer too.

Buy a USGI stripped receiver? Like LRB or Bula?

Would the lami be a better stock than the first one if either were bedded properly?

Sounds like you need to choose a stock and make IT fit your receiver.

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Old November 23rd, 2016, 10:33 PM   #3
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He is talking M1 Garand.

What I am trying to figure out is "Smoke and file...." smoke what?

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He is talking M1 Garand.

What I am trying to figure out is "Smoke and file...." smoke what?
Smoke the parts and see what rubs off to find the points of interference.

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Old November 23rd, 2016, 10:45 PM   #5
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OK, got it. Sorry about that. Didn't note the thread type. But still it mostly applies. Pick the stock you like best and fit your receiver to it. If you get it tight enough you wont need bedding but if it gets sloppy then you can bed it with something.

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Old November 23rd, 2016, 10:50 PM   #6
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Would the lami be a better stock than the first one if either were bedded properly?
I have no clue. The original is most probably a Boyds.

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