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Old March 1st, 2017, 08:32 PM   #1
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Switching stock

Looking to switch out my m1a synthetic to a wood stock, just need to know what site to get it, exp: fulton, treenline or byods. Also what would i need to change like tools and if i can re-use parts from my current stock suck as swivel butt pad etc. Thanks.

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Old March 1st, 2017, 08:42 PM   #2
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Get a treeline VG condition stock with metal, drop your rifle in and have a blast.

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Old March 1st, 2017, 09:25 PM   #3
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i would also go with treeline.
the other two choices would be parts to add.
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There are a couple stocks in the PX here right now.
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Old March 1st, 2017, 11:46 PM   #5
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If your wood replacement stock does not come with the butt plate assy, rear sling metal, only tool required would be screw driver/flat to install.

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Old April 3rd, 2017, 02:04 AM   #6
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I have not had good luck with treeline. Their site is very slow and took quite a while to get my first order in. As soon as I ordered I realized I had ordered a $99 birch stock instead of walnut. Called and emailed each day for almost a week until I got a notice they had shipped the stock. Sent it back. Ordered a $99 walnut stock, paid extra for fancy. Got one with straight pattern. Kept the stock and refinished it. Noticed it had a small hole on both sides of the stock while refinishing. Has a piece of wire through the stock. Kept that one. Ordered a $135 walnut stock. Paid extra for select and exc. butt plate. Got a stock with OK walnut (one side darker then the other) but with an inch plus dent near the mag well and a 3/8 long gouge. Steamed the big dent mostly out but had to fill the gouge. The butt plate came with thin finish with bare metal in places. The butt plate also sticks out over the stock in a small area. One of the bolts that holds the mag well (wrong terminology) plate in sticks out above the surface. I believe I can take enough wood out to get it below surface. Not trying to sway anyone away from Treeline but I won't do any more business with them.

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I have not had good luck with treeline. Their site is very slow and took quite a while to get my first order in. As soon as I ordered I realized I had ordered a $99 birch stock instead of walnut. Called and emailed each day for almost a week until I got a notice they had shipped the stock. Sent it back. Ordered a $99 walnut stock, paid extra for fancy. Got one with straight pattern. Kept the stock and refinished it. Noticed it had a small hole on both sides of the stock while refinishing. Has a piece of wire through the stock. Kept that one. Ordered a $135 walnut stock. Paid extra for select and exc. butt plate. Got a stock with OK walnut (one side darker then the other) but with an inch plus dent near the mag well and a 3/8 long gouge. Steamed the big dent mostly out but had to fill the gouge. The butt plate came with thin finish with bare metal in places. The butt plate also sticks out over the stock in a small area. One of the bolts that holds the mag well (wrong terminology) plate in sticks out above the surface. I believe I can take enough wood out to get it below surface. Not trying to sway anyone away from Treeline but I won't do any more business with them.
I have had varying quality in my stocks from Treeline. I will say the responsiveness to emails and shipping speed has always been very prompt. The stocks picked are obviously going to be subjective and the pricing model of paying for fancy grain (when it's kind of hard to see on the grimy stocks) can leave something to be desired.

I have had Excellent stocks come with just as many dings, rusty metal, and armorer's repairs as a VG stock. One of my Excellent birch 90% tiger didn't have the DoD cartouche and had a pin in it. It seems like you get more striping with an Excellent vs a VG but in terms of stock shape I don't know that you can be sure how it'll be either way. I'm sure at this point a lot of the really elite stocks have been picked over.

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Ted Brown (Shooters Den) has M14E2 stocks listed on his website.

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Tree line bought out Freds in the past year. Fred's was the gonto place for USGI stocks.
That would make Treeline the go to place for USGI stocks now. There are probably others with small quantities but nobody had the amount of stocks that Fred had.
It's the nature of the beast when your firearm is going on 60. You can't get it all at walmart.

They come up all the time in the PX. That's where I would go.

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ebay/gunbroker under springfield m1a stock

http://www.brownells.com/rifle-parts...prod22202.aspx


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ebay/gunbroker under springfield m1a stock
If you include "Vietnam" "usgi" "308" it finds some as well. I guess "M14" is a bad word on eBay... none of the listings mention the actual rifle name

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