This is a discussion on The Choate Folding M1-A Stock within the Modern M14 forums, part of the M14 M1A Forum category; 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 ...
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.
"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.
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.
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.