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The Choate Folding M1-A Stock

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Old March 6th, 2011, 11:50 PM   #1
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The Choate Folding M1-A Stock

This stock was offered by Springfield Armory for a few years.

I bought a Bush Rifle with this stock around 1994 or so, if I remember correctly.
It used the front half of a GI Plastic stock and the folding unit, with an AR pistol grip, was mady by Choate Machine and tool.

The stock locks in the folded position, folding to the right.

When it is extended, it is very solid and comfortable to shoot.
It has no wobble.

If you use a scope you can add a section of foam pipe inslulation as a cheek rest.

It is a shame this stock is not still made, as I think it would not have to be very expensive, compared to some of the other newer High Tec chassis units.

It does not have an adustable LOP, but if you are not using it with hard body armor, then it does not matter.

It does make the rifle easier to transport in a vehicle, lock box, etc...

And it is very light weight compared to most of the new offerings.

Wonder why Springfield does not offer it again???

It does have a longer LOP than the factory GI plastic stock.

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Old March 7th, 2011, 09:21 AM   #2
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Wish somebody did still make an affordable folder.
Wouldn't been forced to build my own if they had.

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Old March 7th, 2011, 09:24 AM   #3
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Thanks for the review / remnider

Thanks for the first-hand report.

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Old March 7th, 2011, 10:53 AM   #4
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When I emailed Choate about this about three months ago the Boss himself replied they planned to make an M14/M1A sidefolder again but that it was SEVERAL months away. We can only hope!

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Old March 7th, 2011, 02:53 PM   #5
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I personally would love to see one.... and have one

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Old March 7th, 2011, 03:23 PM   #6
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Wish somebody did still make an affordable folder.
Wouldn't been forced to build my own if they had.
Yeah, but you get more satisfaction out of making your own. I know i do!

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Old March 7th, 2011, 05:28 PM   #7
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When I emailed Choate about this about three months ago the Boss himself replied they planned to make an M14/M1A sidefolder again but that it was SEVERAL months away. We can only hope!
It would be cool if they were to tap into some of the experience here on these boards for "consumer input" into their design process...

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Old March 7th, 2011, 05:42 PM   #8
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The only thing I would change on the Choat folder is to make it the same LOP as the USGI plastic stock.

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Old March 7th, 2011, 06:52 PM   #9
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I have a Choate side fold and like it a lot. If I could change anything I would change it to an AR15 type butt that would be adjustable for LOP.

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Old March 8th, 2011, 06:28 AM   #10
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"When I emailed Choate about this about three months ago the Boss himself replied they planned to make an M14/M1A sidefolder again but that it was SEVERAL months away. We can only hope!"

My fingers are crossed BUT... I had pretty much the same e-mail interaction with Choate several years ago. After many many moons I contacted them again to see how things were progressing (and to show them the interest was there) only to be told Choate was persueing other projects and the M1A stock had been shelved. I'm not saying it won't happen this time, I just want everyone to know that there's a history there.

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Old March 9th, 2011, 04:36 AM   #11
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I picked up an M14 folder stock from Choate a year or so ago. It uses a wood M14 stock and I think an AK style grip with a wire folder. When I got it I just missed getting one that used an AR type stock instead of the wire style. In speaking with their production guy he said that they were going to offer the stocks 'soon'. Apparently not in the cards yet. As I remember it was under $200, but that was an LE price, I wouldn't think that full tilt boogie would be too much more.

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Old March 9th, 2011, 06:02 AM   #12
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Maybe would could get a Group buy if it was offered

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Old March 9th, 2011, 12:30 PM   #13
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Another vote for do-it-yourself m14 side folder



Do it yourself instructions are at:
http://www.members.shaw.ca/lazerus2000/m14.htm

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Old March 13th, 2011, 12:34 PM   #14
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Did a homemade similar to the one pictured. Used Butler Creek Folder but not the grip part. Used a Chinese AKS grip..

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Hi! All! Well, after several years, we (Choate Machine & Tool) are now manufacturing a Side Folding M1A/M14 stock. Made with a Springfield composite stock and one of our side folding stocks, housing, and pistol grip. Locks up solid. Our side folders are made from tool steel (housing, pin, and arm) and a polypropolene/fiberglass mix(the arm covering). Topped off with a recoil pad. They are made in the USA and have a Lifetime Warranty.

LOP on the Factory stock is 13.5" and the LOP on our folder is 13.5".

Yes, I can arrange a group buy, as requested. Just call us or PM me here.


LINK:

https://secure.riflestock.com/catalo...CID=289&Lev=S3

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