View Full Version : M1A plastic stock I.D.

12-10-2011, 7:07 PM
I picked up an M1A plastic (not fiberglass) stock a few months back & I'm trying to figure out what the story is on it. I can't find any Mfg marks on it anywhere. It's black plastic through & through like a Choate stock. It looks just like a fliberglass USGI stock though. It has checkering on the fore end & grip area. Any ideas on this thing?

12-10-2011, 7:29 PM
sounds like ATI or possbily a Springfield Armory Inc stock?

12-10-2011, 7:54 PM
Did either S.A. or ATI make a stock like this? All plastic?

12-10-2011, 7:57 PM
The new Springfield INC stocks are made the way to described.
I still believe the new springfield stuff is fiberglass.
Do you notice a brown tint under the black finish?

12-10-2011, 8:06 PM
No tint of any kind. This thing is black plastic all the way through. Not a painted black USGI stock.

12-11-2011, 10:14 AM
Am I supposed to be psychic?

12-11-2011, 4:04 PM
Sorry man, no pics. My camera broke & my cell phone takes crappy pics. It looks just like a USGI fiberglass stock in appearance.

12-11-2011, 4:55 PM
My Scout purchased last year has a plastic stock with a rubber butt plate and checkering on the grip and forestock. My fiberglass stock on another M1A has a rough texture on the whole stock.

12-11-2011, 6:02 PM
Unless they've contracted something in the last couple years, to my awareness, there is no USGI fiberglass stock. They came in walnut, birch and plastic.

12-12-2011, 10:07 AM
They did ( the us govt) convert some with fiberglass, but they were not black.
Google "freds m-14 stocks"

12-12-2011, 10:30 AM
I have an original Springfield Armory M1A, from the 90s, that has a stock similar to your description. The finish seems to be a wrinkle finish, overall, with the checkered fore end and grip area. The top of the fore end has five indents on top.

12-12-2011, 3:14 PM
They did ( the us govt) convert some with fiberglass, but they were not black.
Google "freds m-14 stocks"

No NSN for them though; if some were made, they weren't built to any particular spec.

12-12-2011, 5:50 PM
I've bought a few USGI synthetic stocks over the years & they were all brown fiberglass. I thought that was the norm. Maybe I got rare stuff?

The magwell on mine is a little tight toward the rear of the bag body where it flares. My mags drag slightly but nothing a little massaging won't fix.