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Old May 6th, 2017, 08:51 AM   #1
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Choate folding stock needs help!

Hi all, I am new to the forum and new to the wonderful world of the M14. I recently inherited a SAI M1A rifle which came with the original Choate folding stock. The issue is that the arm of the stock had been disassembled and I can't find anything on how to reassemble the stock. It comes with 2 bent washers and a single flat washer. I don't know the sequence in which the washers should be placed. If anyone has pictures or knows the sequence of washer placement, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you all in advanced for your help.

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Old May 6th, 2017, 08:55 AM   #2
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Welcome to the forum, someone will be along with the info you seek. For now use the search button for pics and other threads on your stock.

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Old May 6th, 2017, 09:27 AM   #3
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I have one of those stocks. The sling attachment is on the top. There are three holes in the back right section of this part. Two smaller holes and one bigger one. There are two ball bearings that are spring loaded on the bottom. The hardened washer goes under the ball bearings. I will try to post pictures if you still have trouble, but it will be after dark. I have a lot of outside stuff to do this afternoon. Look at my profile and see if the picture I have of a Socom in it are the same as what you have.

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Old May 6th, 2017, 03:47 PM   #4
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Not much help, but I found this.
Welcome and good luck with your stock.

http://www.riflestock.com/store/do/manufacturer

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Old May 6th, 2017, 06:29 PM   #5
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Thank you all for your kind welcome and all your help. It's greatly appreciated!

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Old May 6th, 2017, 06:35 PM   #6
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The one I have is different from the one on the Choate website. It's one of the original 250 made. It does not have the sling swivel attached to the top. I will try and post pics tomorrow. Thanks again guys for the help.

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Old May 6th, 2017, 07:20 PM   #7
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Mine are the early ones, probably like yours. The washers are below the arm with the flat washer sandwiched between the spring washers.

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Old May 6th, 2017, 07:20 PM   #8
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This is a pick off the web that appears to be the exact same that I have. It has the spring washers and large single washer. It looks as if flat washer sits between the the two spring(bent) washers.
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Old May 6th, 2017, 07:33 PM   #9
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Yep, that's it. Looks just like the pic I just took. I was going to post it, but photobucket isn't cooperating.

Finally came up:



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Old May 6th, 2017, 08:47 PM   #10
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Welcome aboard, some body should be able to help here.

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Old May 7th, 2017, 08:37 AM   #11
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The image, when examined closely, gives me my answer. I can see that the flat washer fits between the two spring washers. Thank you all for your help. After reading through several threads, I am truly impressed and humbled By the extensive knowledge base this group has and the kindness and willingness to help complete strangers. Simply awesome!

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Old May 7th, 2017, 01:44 PM   #12
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Thank you all and thank you Decan for the closeup picture!

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Old May 7th, 2017, 01:55 PM   #13
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Sorry guys! One more question. Do the spring washers appear to be installed in the same direction or are they opposite of each other? I am having trouble determining which direction the top washer is facing.

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Old May 7th, 2017, 03:08 PM   #14
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Both of mine (a small sampling) are in the opposite direction, with the 'wing' part on the flat washer. But, I don't see what difference it would make.

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Old May 7th, 2017, 07:00 PM   #15
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After assembling, you are correct. It really doesn't make much of a difference. Functions perfectly now. No wobble or play in folded or extended position. Thank you!

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