Military Gunstock Restoration

LINK TO M1 GARAND SERIAL NUMBER / CARTOUCHE LIST WITH PICTURES
LINK TO M1 GARAND STOCK IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
LINK TO M1903 SERIAL NUMBER / CARTOUCHE LIST WITH PICTURES
LINK TO M1903 STOCK IDENTIFICATION GUIDE
LINK TO M1 GARAND WOOD WITH DIFFERENT FINISHES
SEND EMAIL TO:

TOM FINDLEY
UPS STORE PMB 250
2107 N. DECATUR RD.
DECATUR, GA 30033-5305

www.trfindley.com

SERVICES OFFERED:

REFINISH RIFLE WOOD, $55
REFINISH DANISH RIFLE WOOD, ADD BRASS DISC, $60

STAMP NEW INSPECTION CARTOUCHES ON STOCK FOR GARAND OR M1903:
1-2 STOCKS, $45 EACH.
3 OR MORE STOCKS, $35 EACH.

THERE IS NO EXTRA COST FOR RETURN SHIPPING.

USE US PRIORITY MAIL OR UPS FOR SHIPPING. BE SURE TO PUT YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS ON A PAPER WRAPPED COMPLETELY AROUND THE STOCK.

SEND AN EMAIL AFTER SENDING THE STOCK. I WILL REPLY WHEN SHIPPING IT BACK.

INCLUDE THE RIFLE MANUFACTURER AND SERIAL NUMBER. I HAVE M1 AND M1903 BOOKS, AND KNOW WHICH STAMPS GO WITH WHICH SERIAL NUMBERS.

I GET THE STOCKS FROM THE UPS STORE ON THURSDAYS, AND RETURN THEM ON FRIDAYS.
THE TOTAL TIME AWAY FROM YOU WILL BE ABOUT 14 DAYS.

FOR PAYMENT, SEND THE TYPE OF CHECK YOU USE TO PAY YOUR BILLS

INSPECTION CARTOUCHE STAMPING
SINCE 1992

THE KEITH ENGRAVING CO.
MADE METAL INSPECTION STAMPS FOR:

1. THE M1 GARAND RIFLE. ALL THE STAMPS PUT ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE STOCK BY THE ORIGINAL MANFACTURERS WERE MADE.

2. THE M1903 RIFLE. STAMPS PUT ON THE OUTSIDE OF THE STOCK BY SPRINGFIELD ARMORY, REMINGTON, AND SMITH-CORONA FROM SERIAL NUMBER 100,000 - UP WERE MADE.

THE C. H. HANSEN CO. IN CHICAGO STILL MAKES THE STAMPS PUT IN FRONT OF THE FLOORPLATE. I HAVE 15 STAMPS IN THE NUMBER RANGES FOR REMINGTON AND SMITH-CORONA.

THERE ARE TOO MANY STAMPS AND TOO FEW GUNS REMAINING FROM ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL TO HAVE STAMPS MADE FOR THOSE STOCKS.

I WILL LEAVE IT TO OTHER PEOPLE TO HAVE STAMPS MADE FOR OTHER GUNS.



AFTER TRYING TO OVER STAMP ON EXISTING MARKS, AND ADDING NEW MARKS TO STOCKS WITH EXISTING MARKS, I FOUND THAT THEY DON'T LOOK RIGHT. THE RIGHT THING TO DO IS REMOVE THE FAINT MARKS, STAMP STRONG NEW MARKS, THEN REFINISH THE STOCK AND HAND GUARDS. THIS COSTS $100. I CAN SEND A SAMPLE OF THE MARKS ON A PIECE OF CARDBOARD FOR 1 RIFLE.

STOCK REFINISHING

IF YOUR STOCK HAS A CASE OF THE UGLIES, I CAN REFINISH IT. I TOOK A COURSE IN FURNITURE REFINISHING AND LEARNED WHAT STEPS TO TAKE AND WHICH MATERIALS TO USE. THE BEST THING I LEARNED WAS HOW TO RESTAIN THE WOOD SO THE HAND GUARDS MATCH THE STOCK. I ALSO LEARNED HOW TO STEAM OUT DENTS AND FILL IN SMALL GOUGES WITH BROWNELL'S ACRAGLAS. IF THERE IS A LOT OF WOOD MISSING, THOUGH, THE STOCK SHOULD BE REPLACED. THE COST TO REFINISH A WOOD SET IS $55, AND TAKES 3 WEEKS.


LINK TO DO-IT-YOURSELF STOCK REFINISHING
LINK TO MAKING 2-TONE BIRCH HANDGUARDS
LINK TO M1 GARAND HANDGUARDS AND BUTT PLATE REMOVAL
LINK TO M1 GARAND DANISH STOCK DISCS
LINK TO M1 GARAND HANDGUARD METAL REPLACEMENT
LINK TO M1 GARAND WOOD REPAIRS WITH SUPER GLUE
LINK TO M1 GARAND LOOSE FRONT HAND GUARD FIX
LINK TO M1 GARAND BOYD STOCK AND TRIGGER GUARD FITTING
LINK TO M1 GARAND RESTORATION- COMPLETE OR EXTERNAL?
LINK TO FLAWED M1 GARAND STOCK CARTOUCHE INFORMATION
LINK TO M1 GARAND SERIAL NUMBER / MFG. DATE LIST 1932 - 1945
LINK TO M1 GARAND SERIAL NUMBER / BARREL DATE LIST 1953 - 1957
LINK TO M1903 SPRINGFIELD ARMORY SERIAL NUMBER / MFG. DATE LIST 1903-1938
LINK TO M1903 SPRINGFIELD ARMORY SERIAL NUMBER / MFG. DATE LIST 1939-1940
LINK TO M1903, A1, A3, AND A4 REMINGTON AND SMITH-CORONA SERIAL NUMBER / MFG. DATE LIST 1941-1944
LINK TO M1903 NM AND SPORTER SALES BY D.C.M.
LINK TO M1903 SPRINGFIELD ARMOPRY INSPECTORS / YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT A
LINK TO M1903 SPRINGFIELD ARMORY INSPECTORS / YEARS OF EMPLOYMENT B
LINK TO BOB CLARK AND CHASE LAUGHERY, USMC

 

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