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    Hi Paul, I'm new here also, first post.
    I have a new c308 also(last year) that supposedly barrel and receiver, and plastics are new PTR.
    If yours is the same, you only need to take the two screws out that hold the butt stock to the back plate.
    (from recoil spring side)
    No need to remove the butt pad
    Every thing looks new, but is a little different than original CETME.
    Old wood fits fine, though I had two wood stocks and one fit better than the other.

    How did the c308 muzzle brake come off?

    good luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by tgahman View Post
    Hi Paul, I'm new here also, first post.
    I have a new c308 also(last year) that supposedly barrel and receiver, and plastics are new PTR.
    If yours is the same, you only need to take the two screws out that hold the butt stock to the back plate.
    (from recoil spring side)
    No need to remove the butt pad
    Every thing looks new, but is a little different than original CETME.
    Old wood fits fine, though I had two wood stocks and one fit better than the other.

    How did the c308 muzzle brake come off?

    good luck
    Tom
    If there are two screws, its probably a G3 style buffer - which might make some sense if PTR was supplying parts (or some of them).

    The older CETME design used one screw on the front side of the buffer, a wood screw rather than the machine screws and threaded inserts that the wood G3 stocks have. The buffer is positioned differently in the CETME too, so the two styles won't interchange without a bit of hacking on the buffer hole (can't remember now which one is higher up relative to the wood - G3 I think, but wouldn't swear to it).

    The surplus G3 wood remains extremely popular, so there's some incentive to use the CETME surplus if you have a CETME recoil assembly, it ends up being a less expensive project as the CETME surplus is still pretty reasonably priced. But for CETME wood I think I would stick with using the stock-buffer screw over the single wood screw. The G3 stock can get away with just the front screws - the stock-buffer screw for that one is probably overkill, so a soldier could smash it over a Russian head without the stock coming off

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdowney View Post
    so a soldier could smash it over a russian head without the stock coming off
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    Good day all. My first post. I just got a newer C308 in a trade. I didnít care for the synthetic furniture. I was able to find a NOS set. It has great grain to it. I sent a replacement backplate assembly and buffer to Bill Springfield to have upgraded. The previous owner already had Bill do a trigger job on it. Next on the list is to find a decent butt pad. I may end up having to make one. Any ideas?

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    Quote Originally Posted by onehappycampster View Post
    Good day all. My first post. I just got a newer C308 in a trade. I didnít care for the synthetic furniture. I was able to find a NOS set. It has great grain to it. I sent a replacement backplate assembly and buffer to Bill Springfield to have upgraded. The previous owner already had Bill do a trigger job on it. Next on the list is to find a decent butt pad. I may end up having to make one. Any ideas?
    I have a few cetme buttpads, post a pic to make sure we're talking about the same thing.

    Another option, maybe, would be to fit a Magpul PRS pad to it. That would add a little length of pull to the stock, but it would probably be a pretty easy retrofit. I'll look at that tomorrow for you. I've never seen their standard pads stocked anywhere, but I asked them to sell me 10 once and they did it, so any Magpul vendor (like RTG parts) could probably special order some if they were convinced of the demand.

    Last option would be to convince MWDG3 (member name here on the forum) to have another run of Mars pads made. I doubt he'd go for that though, last time I talked to him he still had the mold but didn't seem happy to have had it made years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdowney View Post
    I have a few cetme buttpads, post a pic to make sure we're talking about the same thing.

    Another option, maybe, would be to fit a Magpul PRS pad to it. That would add a little length of pull to the stock, but it would probably be a pretty easy retrofit. I'll look at that tomorrow for you. I've never seen their standard pads stocked anywhere, but I asked them to sell me 10 once and they did it, so any Magpul vendor (like RTG parts) could probably special order some if they were convinced of the demand.

    Last option would be to convince MWDG3 (member name here on the forum) to have another run of Mars pads made. I doubt he'd go for that though, last time I talked to him he still had the mold but didn't seem happy to have had it made years ago.
    Thank you! I will do that. And thank you for the options.

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    Last edited by onehappycampster; 04-09-2020 at 09:45 AM.

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    Looks like the attachments didn't work.

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    Try it now.

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    That worked.

    Ok, so cetme buttstock, not G3.

    I checked the PRS2 pad, its too big to fit a cetme:
    IMG_20200409_090400195.jpg

    I have a few cetme rubber pads (pretty hard rubber) and one of those hard plastic ones that someone made to go with the NOS sets that were readily available around 10 years ago. Figure $12 shipping included if you want it.

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