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Topic - Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory
Posted: Aug 01 2021 at 8:55pm By New2brass
Originally posted by Charles Charles wrote:

This the first time I have herd the use of hickory for M1 carbine stocks


read the note at the end of the article.

Originally posted by Matt_X Matt_X wrote:

This may be an example of a museum that didn't have someone look over the exhibit text, and the writer made some assumptions...
I've seen it happen in museums that had a historian and curators that were very familiar with the subject.


Exactly

Originally posted by Jond41403 Jond41403 wrote:

the article said 1.5 million stocks made so you know if they were made from hickory, more than a few would show up here and there and I have seen or heard of none. They probably used the exact same wood everybody else used during their time frames


Yep, Walnut was the spec. But eventually ordnance accepted some birch and cherry, which had issues with scrap rates.
I am not ruling out hickory, but it is highly unlikely.

1.5 million stocks would have been about more than a 1/4th of all stocks made by everyone including spares.

The person that put the display together had two more mistake that I noticed.

In all a great display and brings visitors attention to the wartime effort.

They received the coveted E award for sporting good supplied to the Army and Navy. Unclear if the stocks were also part of it.

H&B has continued to send sports equipment to the troops, so kudos to them!

Amazing how the stock has not darkened.

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