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    Best A1 stock kit

    The only one a see readily availible is the CMMG for about a hundred bucks. The KAK looks like it is A2 length only. Do I have other choices?

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    I https://www.cavmfg.com/C1-Buttstock-C1.htm. I order mine from cav arms.
    Last edited by Peadog; 08-17-21 at 18:55.

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    Still a CMMG @ $100 bucks but not many choices for Full kits. Just the A1 stocks are aplenty but kits are a bit harder at the moment. I'll keep looking for ya.
    https://www.brownells.com/rifle-part...rod135729.aspx
    https://ar15sport.com/product/reprod...-ret-repoa1bs/
    Anyone I find that's less than $100 is Out of Stock. The CMMG is good stuff !

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    Why not go with vintage stuff?
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    Here is the thing, NONE of those stocks mentioned are A1 E type stocks. The only way you are going to get a real A1 type stock is to find an original. Brownells has discontinued their repro stocks, although they were repros of a D type stock. US Collectors Ordnance is a good place to look for originals, but they will be pricey.

    https://www.uscollectorsordnance.com...rniture-parts/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade04 View Post
    Here is the thing, NONE of those stocks mentioned are A1 E type stocks. The only way you are going to get a real A1 type stock is to find an original. Brownells has discontinued their repro stocks, although they were repros of a D type stock. US Collectors Ordnance is a good place to look for originals, but they will be pricey.

    https://www.uscollectorsordnance.com...rniture-parts/
    Damn, looking at those prices makes me thinking of sell mine. I guess I got a good deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Renegade04 View Post
    Here is the thing, NONE of those stocks mentioned are A1 E type stocks.
    With the Cavalry Arms product what are you giving up other than authenticity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disciple View Post
    With the Cavalry Arms product what are you giving up other than authenticity?
    I’m not familiar with A1 stocks, but compared to an A2:
    1) They’re hollow, without the hard foam fill. Some people don’t like that, either because of the sound, the weight, or the suspicion that it’s not as strong.
    2) The supplied buttplate is flimsy (but you can substitute an A2).
    3) The design leaves the toe of the buttplate poorly supported — there’s a gap between the underside of the buttplate and the shelf surrounding the lower screw. If you have to “mortar” the rifle to clear a malfunction, and you happen to hit the toe rather than the heel, the buttplate can collapse into the stock and split it open. We’ve had a thread or two about this over on TOS.

    I like the Cav stock well enough, but I do use a few washers as a spacer to span the gap.

    ETA: 4a) The slot for the sling swivel is oversized relative to an A2 stock, and 4b) the supplied swivel is crude, although here again you can substitute the real thing.
    Last edited by Curlew; 08-18-21 at 17:12.

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    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Disciple View Post
    With the Cavalry Arms product what are you giving up other than authenticity?
    This is a real original E type stock as used on the M16A1 from 1971-1982.





    You can see the difference in design and material between this one and the others being offered by those who have been aforementioned.
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