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Old June 1st, 2017, 12:29 PM   #1
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Any experience with cheaper GI wood stocks?

Hello all,

I have been contemplating purchasing a wood stock for my SOCOM.

I see ones ranging from 40 bucks up to 250+ for nice ones.

I don't mind a used stock but are there any issues with the lower price point ones that I should look out for?

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Old June 1st, 2017, 12:35 PM   #2
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I paid $106 for a walnut from TreelineM14 that I am very pleased with. That's shipped with a $30 extra for figuring.

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It is really hard to tell without holding it and making sure it is straight and has no bad cracks or splits. Maybe post a want to buy add here in the PX, state what you want and what you are willing to pay. If you order one from fleabay or somewhere like that you can't discuss it with the owner. HTH.

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yeah, not being able to see it before purchase is what's holding me back. I have been checking treeline as well and I see such a large range of prices. I may just keep looking at PX to see if one comes up for sale from a member here.

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yeah, not being able to see it before purchase is what's holding me back. I have been checking treeline as well and I see such a large range of prices. I may just keep looking at PX to see if one comes up for sale from a member here.
Ask and you shall receive, I did the want to buy add and had several people contact me with stocks they where willing to sell. Easiest way I have ever bought anything really, people come to you with offers.

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I paid $106 for a walnut from TreelineM14 that I am very pleased with. That's shipped with a $30 extra for figuring.
Is that with all the metal Rich? If so that is a great deal.

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I have a few cheap ones that I've been working on that I got from a guy on Armslist who rescued them from a gov't sale. There is definitely a difference in figuring and usually the less expensive stocks will not have the DAS or circle-P stamp plus they'll have more dings/dents/gouges that won't steam out. Are you going to refinish it or keep the "well loved" look of the old stocks?

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Is that with all the metal Rich? If so that is a great deal.
Look at the VG+ walnuts, I think that's what I paid for mine as well with the fancy grain upcharge. I don't really think it had the fancy grain that I paid for so I have just been picking the manufacturer rather than the "subjective" fancy grain.

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I'm going to be getting a beater stock so to speak soon. I'll give them a look.

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I don't mind the "well loved" stocks but prefer a nicer one. I may just pick up a cheap on and try refinishing it myself.

I may just give the Treeline VG or Excellent ones a try.

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When purchasing a used wood stock, there are several things to consider beyond the usual cracks.

1. Wood compression. Look to see how deep the impressions are around the receiver and trigger housing feet.

2. Ferrule. If the front ferrule is shiny, it is probably worn. You will most likely need to replace it if you want to have any draw pressure.

3. The liner, and the wood on the sides of it. If worn, your receiver legs will shift during recoil.

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Is that with all the metal Rich? If so that is a great deal.
Decent metal, no hand guard. Great draw on the front, goodish lockup on trigger group.

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What grade was it RichD? also, pardon my ignorance but what is figuring?

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"Figuring" is one of the terms for wood with a fancy grain pattern, aka "tiger striping", etc., such as several often seen on this forum. Some representative images:

https://www.m1garandforum.com/forum/...711-fancy-wood

http://search.aol.com/aol/image?q=M1...nt97_searchbox

I'm sure you will get some examples better than those above soon. :-)

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It was VG+ walnut. It does have figuring, but if I did it again, I'd probably get basic for $59 and save the extra $30 for ammo. Good solid stock. De-grease and wet sand with tung. I can recommend treeline. Great service.

Here's a top end figured birch from treeline.
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