This is a discussion on M14E2/M14A1 stock component pic request within the The M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; I already started a thread in the Ordinance History section, but Hawk suggested I do one on the Firing Line.
I have a walnut E2 ...
I took many pictures of the various parts that I was able to procure for my E2 build. When I was looking for parts, I really didn't know what the parts looked like or how they were installed, and the old manuals didn't really help... so I took pictures of the parts that I got to help those who might have found themselves in a similar situation...
There is a limit of six pictures per post (Rules of Engagement) so it is best if I post a link to my web site and you can browse as you like.
From M14 Rifle History and Development Fourth Edition by Lee Emerson copyright 2009:
"The M14E2/M14A1 rifle was fitted with a walnut or birch straight-line stock. At least one laminate wood M14E2 stock was made and it was issued for service. At least 10,350 M14E2 stocks were made in the 1960s. At least 8,350 M14E2 stocks were produced in 1963 and 1964 and another 2000 or better about 1967 or 1968. The first M14E2 stocks were made in late 1963. Most of the M14E2 stocks were made of birch at Canadian Arsenals Limited in Long Branch, Ontario, Canada in 1964 to support the M14E2 conversion project at Springfield Armory.
Canadian Arsenals Limited produced Browning pistols, Sten submachine guns and other military equipment during and after World War II. In 1986, the Canadian government privatized its Crown corporation, Canadian Arsenals Limited, by sale to the SNC Group for $Cdn 92,000,000. By 2001, SNC Group was known as General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems-Canada, Inc. Long Branch is a suburb of Toronto.
The few walnut M14E2 stocks were made at Springfield Armory, Rock Island Arsenal and Anniston Army Depot. Springfield Armory walnut M14E2 stocks have the DOD cartouche but Canadian Arsenals birch M14E2 stocks do not. Winchester made at least one cherry M14E2 stock. Sykes Manufacturing also made birch M14E2 stocks, presumably under contract for Springfield Armory. An additional 2,000 or more M14E2 stocks were produced around 1967 or 1968 but without the fore grip and butt plate assemblies. This latter batch of stocks was released around 1978 or 1979. These M14E2 stocks were sold with commercial reproduction fore grip and butt plate assemblies. The reproduction M14E2 butt plate bracket assemblies were made by casting.
In 1971, surplus parts dealer Pete Michaels (Batavia, IL) bought more than 3,000 M14A1 stocks without hardware and more than 200 M14A1 stocks with hardware. Springfield Armory, Inc. sold M14E2 birch and walnut stocks before 1994. Jack Dailey, owner of Fred's (Ramseur, NC), was the winning bidder in 2000 on a U. S. government auction of 2,701 M14E2 stocks."
The Springfield Armory M14E2 stocks I've seen are marked with S A under the butt plate. They will also sometimes be stamped with a numeral, e.g., 3.
Bill Ricca may know better but I would say that the M14A1 stock in the photographs above was not made at the government Springfield Armory, not made by Sykes Manufacturing and not made by Canadian Arsenals. I'll assume it does not have a DOD cartouche. Canadian Arsenals, Springfield Armory, and Sykes Manufacturing would stamp the end of the butt stock with their respective identification marking. Did they always do that 100 % of the time without fail? I don't know. Otherwise, that leaves Anniston Army Depot and Rock Island Arsenal as the only other known manufacturers of USGI M14E2 or M14A1 stocks.