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Old February 8th, 2017, 01:20 AM   #1
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Stock liner fit and installation

Hi guys,
I purchased the stock liner, screws and tool from Fulton.
The stock is a new Boyd's Walnut.
Will I run into any fitting requirements?
Do I just snug the little screws?
Will I need to do any fitting on the Walnut for my Springfield Loaded M1A?
I installed a Boyd stock on my CMP Garand and it was a perfect fit except for a little bolt relief in the rear.
Thank you and allow me to apologize in advance if this is a stupid question.
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Old February 8th, 2017, 04:43 AM   #2
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My Boyds stock the screw holes seemed undersized by a tiny amount, could barely even get the screw head in the hole let alone turn them, that or the screw head was oversized. Took a lot of patience.

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Would not consider your question stupid at all, but instead a question merely seeking good information. Did one of these jobs sometime ago and yes did have to open up a bit the hole in the wood, but not a big deal. Good luck with our project

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The M14 design has lots of variables and a little fitting is common with commercial stocks. They are meant for competition and certain areas may be oversized.

The liner is there to keep the stock from splitting under recoil. As such, the rear legs of the liner should sit flush against the stock inletting. If they don't, you can reinforce the area with some bedding compound.

The screws are held in place by the teeth that wrap around the head. They should fit snug against the wood. The screws don't need to be too tight. Use the proper tool or bit and make sure the liner is pulled snug against the wood.

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The M14 design has lots of variables and a little fitting is common with commercial stocks. They are meant for competition and certain areas may be oversized.

The liner is there to keep the stock from splitting under recoil. As such, the rear legs of the liner should sit flush against the stock inletting. If they don't, you can reinforce the area with some bedding compound.

The screws are held in place by the teeth that wrap around the head. They should fit snug against the wood. The screws don't need to be too tight. Use the proper tool or bit and make sure the liner is pulled snug against the wood.
Kurt,
I will have all the parts in front of me this evening. I am hoping what you say, "the rear legs of the liner should sit flush against the stock inletting". I am not picturing what you mean here. Maybe it will come to me when I see everything laid out.
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I just received the stock.
It looks like I can reuse alot of the hardware. How difficult is the u shaped piece going to be to get off? The pad will fit perfect..
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I just received the stock.
It looks like I can reuse alot of the hardware. How difficult is the u shaped piece going to be to get off? The pad will fit perfect..
The U shaped piece is called the Ferrule. On the polymer stocks, you can often just pull them off. Use padded lock-jaw pliers if needed.

The rear liner legs should butt against the inletting inside the stock, behind the liner screws. The front liner legs usually do not.

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