Opinions of the Dupage / CMP grasping groove S stocks
Are these "true to form" in every respect? Do they need any refinement, additional work, or accurising in terms of shapes and contours?
Who makes these for Dupage/CMP - Boyds?
Appreciate some answers.
Last edited by Mike D; 05-19-2012 at 06:20.
Did you apply the finish to your stock, or did it come from Dean like that?
Last edited by Mike D; 05-19-2012 at 05:54.
Unfortunately your reply is a bit disappointing. I ordered an '03 stock from Dean a few weeks ago. I'd debated getting one directly from Dupage, but opted to go with Dean to avoid any fitting issues. I decided to go with the more expensive option from Dean in order to avoid fit and finish issues like the grasping grooves and the band spring issue you've shown. For a price increase of over two hundred dollars I'd expect those things to be taken care of, not to mention the bushing issue. I hope I didn't make a mistake.
Last edited by PKelly; 05-20-2012 at 12:55.
You might not have any problems. Who knows?
Originally Posted by PKelly
MANY thanks - I am going to hold off for now.
Just for clarification, what did you mean by "The vertical line is typical with these aftermarket stocks" - vertical line? do you mean the top edge of the groove being parallel to the top edge of the stock? I always though the DuPage/CMP repro stocks look a bit off in the grooves.
No matter - I think I have found a nice original grasping groove S. The rifle I bought does have a grasping groove S, but it has a REALLY black area in the action area, making it look almost burnt -see picture. A bit unattractive. Plus the WW2 rectangle cut handguard is wrong for the vintage.
Another question, and it has been SO long since I have held an 03 and cannot find it in the literature I have (Brophy is somewhere between Honolulu and Sydney now) - is the hole in the magazine cutoff you can see in the picture correct? I really don't recall the hole! Or is it a Mark 1 cutoff? Not an issue to order a replacement.
And lastly, would a bolt stop be present from factory in a 1917 SA? Or was it omitted already?
Thanks for the help guys!
The other side of the stock: