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General SKS Discussion / Re: Hand guard serno stamp (?)
« Last post by firstchoice on February 19, 2021, 11:59:42 PM »
I like it.

Especially the fact the the handguard serial is in the same font.

I'm guessing this is a pre-1967 carbine?

Hey BB, it's an 11mil, so a '66.  POLY import.

I've seen the Russians with the 4 digit SN on the side of the upper handguard, but nothing like this Chinese example.

They advertise it as matching, but it has a Leapers scope mount, unfortunately. Also advertised as un-issued but "seems to have seen light use". lol

firstchoice
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General Discussion / Re: Good-bye Choate Conventional Stock
« Last post by Greatguns on February 19, 2021, 11:44:09 PM »
I'm thinkin' that thing is screaming for a grind to fit Limbsaver buttpad.
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General Discussion / Re: Good-bye Choate Conventional Stock
« Last post by echo1 on February 19, 2021, 07:17:54 PM »
The wood guy looks like it could be an inletted Paratrooper stock. Still salvageable for other Bubba works. PAX
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General Discussion / Re: Good-bye Choate Conventional Stock
« Last post by lowell66dart on February 19, 2021, 05:47:07 PM »
Guess I better hang on to mine. Sure wish it was OD green. Here's some pics of my spares. I got the urban camo in a trade a few weeks back. It's been done for years and holding up well. It's growing on me. The other wood stock has been shortened and looks to be commercial before Bubba got the saw out. Thinking about some pegs and make a hat rack for the gunroom.









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All the rest / Re: M91 (and other) Carcano's
« Last post by Larry D. on February 19, 2021, 02:30:11 PM »

Larry, if you thinking about getting back into Carcano's, now it's not a bad time. It is a slippery slope, though ;)

That's the problem!
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General Discussion / Re: Good-bye Choate Conventional Stock
« Last post by Greatguns on February 19, 2021, 01:52:28 PM »
Is that the Choate raised HG coupled with the Butler Creek stock in your pics?

The Ken Harold site also shows he has a Choate ODG Dragunov stock on hand. If anyone is looking.

https://www.kenarnoldcsa.com/sksdragunovstockgreen.aspx
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General Discussion / Re: Good-bye Choate Conventional Stock
« Last post by echo1 on February 19, 2021, 01:40:10 PM »
I just sent my last Choate to a kid over on the banning site. Shipped with an ATI HG. Choate had a couple nice HG styles a 4 slot, a 6 slot, and a no vent. The no vent is actually vented for the entire length, it's not shaped down to the stock, slightly elevated. Looks pretty cool. See below mounted on a Butler Creek. You can see it's elevated somewhat. I thought it would run too hot until I installed it.  All their HGs are marked "FRONT" and tapered, subtle but cool. I have one of their Drags stocks, 2 ATI Drags, and a Ramline left in my project heap. PAX 

   
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All the rest / Re: M91 (and other) Carcano's
« Last post by echo1 on February 19, 2021, 01:24:23 PM »
I just checked my slings, and found one. It's the right style but a little thinner and too new. I put it on anyway but will likely change it for an older Garand type leather unit. I imagine they could be found with anything strung on them. PAX
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General Discussion / Good-bye Choate Conventional Stock
« Last post by Greatguns on February 19, 2021, 01:08:02 PM »
Don't know if you all have heard by now or not, but Choate Machine and tool is only producing the Dragunov stock at this time. They quit making the others (folding and telescopic) and the mold for the conventional stock cracked and they are not getting it replaced or fixed. That means the only conventional stock left in production is the dreaded ATI 'righthand dedicated' Monte Carlo stock.

Having said that, I am happy in the consolation that I just latched onto what I think may be the last, new in the package, ODG Choate Conventional stock on the market. Did a search to latch onto a black one and found one on Ken Arnold's website. I thought to call to confirm availability and he stated the black ones were gone but he had 1 ODG left, which I promptly paid for. Should get it end of next week.

The ODG ones are even harder to find as they quit producing those a number of years back. Now I'm going to have to build another SKS around this stock, LOL.
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All the rest / Re: M91 (and other) Carcano's
« Last post by echo1 on February 19, 2021, 12:30:35 PM »
I bought the sling separately. I got two brass and two steel buckle slings. A bit expensive at $45 and $40, respectively, but Carcano slings are hard to find. The brass ones are gone but there are a few steel ones left.

https://www.northridgeinc.com/product-p/carc-sl.htm

After seeing your sling pictured, I think I have one similar in my stash for my 91/30 long rifle. I bought 100 rounds from Graff and Rebel Sgt. gave me some chargers. PAX
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