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    Default Unfinished Menzel stock!

    This stock obviously has issues but there is enough left to work with so I traded for it. When I first got it I didnít look it over too hard, and just stuck it on the rack to fix later. I picked it up to look over recently and realized an action wonít drop down very far at all in it. Turns out all the critical fitting areas are oversized, nearly (.050) in some places. Compare it to another Menzel stock and you can see what the action fitters had to work with when assembling a rifle. Someone has stuck an action in it before as you can see, but you can believe one does not fit well in it! Itís proofed in the channel and unumbered as you might expect. It also lacks any external acceptance, and has a very sharply stamped blank supplier under the BP, which I havenít been able to ID in the OKH codebook yet. It looks like I forgot a picture of that so Iíll have to snap one later. The next interesting part is that itís duffle cut, this may very well have been picked up at the factory, who knows!

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    That's pretty cool!
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    I think every ordnance spare Iíve ever seen was delivered with the inletting more or less done as compared to this, even ones that didnít have any of the metal hardware installed. Anyone else have one unfinished one like this? Would be cool to see more!

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    Iíve had a few like that, and some earlier ones which arenít as dramatic as this. I think all were probably like this if they werenít used but most have been fitted to rifles since the war. I also had an armorers G33/40 stock years ago with no metal that was brand new and it was also like this, I fitted it to a rifle.

    I think I have a ruined armorers C stock at home that might be like this but it was in a 36 Sauer so maybe it was fitted. Itís pretty easy to do even for Bubbaís.


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    Thatís awesome! I donít think Iíve ever seen a 33/40 spare before. Like you say, probably more were like this here but eventually fitted over the years. Not sure if itís the typical blank supplier or not but I believe it was ďphaĒ on this one, Iíll have to double check later.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flynaked View Post
    ..interesting part is that itís duffle cut, this may very well have been picked up at the factory, who knows!
    Yes or a depot as mentioned. Even a mobile repair truck or trailer maybe? Nice to see what type of clearance work was needed to fit a stock with an action. You capture it quite well in several of those photos. Hopefully others will show any they might have.
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