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    Posted: Dec 16 2019 at 9:50pm
Saw these Harrington & Richardson M2 stocks on ebay the other day from a well known seller. What I thought was really neat was the box and label on the stock butt showing the part number and contract. I wasn't aware H&R had a stock contract in the 60s.






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Thx,
Interesting find.
Curious as to learning more about them.......

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Auction link please.
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Good Reporting
It's an interesting find, I do not think this was ever reported to the club.

Few observations, The stock tag is later than the box date.
why is there no finish?
2 stocks on the right appear to be different wood than those on the left, though may be how the wood was cut.
The buttplate appears to be a typical Inland/SG dot missing at 5 O'clock 

In 1960 I do not think the US had their eyes on any impending conflicts or wars. (please correct me if I missed something)

The US was not involved with Vietnam till 1964 until Johnson sought a reason to get involved.

Maybe these were foreign contract or support items for the MAP program?
Seller states they came into Norway in the 50's and 60's for mutual defense. 

Shady, If you get one please let us know

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CCNL 310 and 348 discuss the Overton made replacement stocks.
Seems they made stocks fro Inland as late as 1947 and then replacement stocks for RIA as late as 1971.
the latter newsletter shows the stocks and the box with a 10/70 date. They included the hand guard.
the DA number is different. The box did not say "carbine"  nor the B028 suffix to the part number which seems odd, but may be due to different nomenclature requirements of the time.



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Dan,
These were/are offered by The Norway Guy.....


Another below that I believe is the same as those in Denmark. This seller says it came out of Norway and were part of the 1948 Marshall Aide Plan:


Wondering if Recoil plates are Cast ?

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Norway was part of the MAP. We see they got carbines under that program from 1951-1963 which this boxs fits into.


Since the 80s parts have been reported coming back from Norway. There was an article we did on Rockola barrels new in the crate.

Evidently there are vast quantities of parts throughout Europe and beyond.

The recoil plate I would expect to see the thin tang. For the price of the stocks and shipping I cannot justify finding out. So if anyone does have to have one I would hope they share that information.
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@CP thx for adding the link

I didn't purchase any of them. I agree the two on the right with labels look different. Might be possible there were several boxes that were mixed once opened? The condition of the cardboard box is excellent, wherever it was stored. I think it has to be legit though. I also would have thought they should have a finish, even if dried out a bit.

I captured all the auction pictures, just posted a few, I can upload the rest if seen as worthwhile.
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Some countries used finishes other than RLO or Tung Oil. Best guess is that they were shipped unfinished for this very reason. 
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