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Combloc
09-26-2015, 07:11 PM
A buddy of mine just sold me an M1 he bought from the CMP about 15 years ago and has never shot. He bought it, put it in his safe and there it sat until today. In short, it's as it came from the CMP. Anywho, upon disassembling it for inspection, I noticed that there appear to be yellowish either resin or fiberglass inserts in the stock where the trigger assembly fits. Just curious, why would they have done this? Was it because the stock was loose and this would tighten up everything when assembled? While I love to shoot my M1's, I'm FAR from knowledgeable with regards to all the little nuances inherent in collecting them and I'm sure some of you guys have seen this before. Here are a couple pictures and thanks in advance.

http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/Combloc/Misc/P1140121_zpsx2p6piro.jpg (http://s870.photobucket.com/user/Combloc/media/Misc/P1140121_zpsx2p6piro.jpg.html)

http://i870.photobucket.com/albums/ab269/Combloc/Misc/P1140124_zpsvv98nkq3.jpg (http://s870.photobucket.com/user/Combloc/media/Misc/P1140124_zpsvv98nkq3.jpg.html)

Buckshot
09-26-2015, 08:11 PM
I have seen some wood inserts in Garand stocks (although not often) and am guessing they would do the same thing to the carbine stocks if needed. I think you are right - it is just to tighten a loose
stock up.

WildBillCody
09-26-2015, 08:38 PM
That is bedding compound, used to accurize the rifle, non on the top? around the back, horseshoe shaped?

http://www.snipercountry.com/articles/AccurizingM1Garand_I.asp

Buckshot
09-26-2015, 08:55 PM
That is bedding compound, used to accurize the rifle, non on the top? around the back, horseshoe shaped?

http://www.snipercountry.com/articles/AccurizingM1Garand_I.asp

I can see an individual doing that, but would not think the military would do that to the run of the mill infantry rifle. To much time and effort. Match rifle maybe.
CMP according to what I have heard them say is going to sell them as they get them from the military. I may be wrong??
Maybe it was done by a soldier or a unit armorer??? The insert I saw were pinned in not fiberglass or resin.

Combloc
09-26-2015, 10:04 PM
I've been looking around quite a bit this evening and found more than a few pictures showing exactly what I show above. Apparently, this was sometimes done during the rework to tighten up an otherwise good stock.

Orlando
10-06-2015, 06:02 PM
If there is no bedding on the inside of thestock its not a NM stock
It is glass bedding that was added to where the trigger group set salvage a stock with loose lockup. This was a very common practice and seen often if you have handled enough Garand stocks