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cali201
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USA
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Posted - 02/08/2014 :  11:17:16 PM  Show Profile Send cali201 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Anyone know anything about these? Scarce, value, etc. I am picking up a Plainfield M1 tomorrow and one of the items is this stock pictured here. The only thing I can find out so far is explanation I found on another forum:


That appears to be a Bianchi "M4" after-market wire buttstock manufactured by John Bianchi & Sons of Temecula, California from 1964 to 1968. Between 6,000 & 7,000 were purportedly manufactured. (War Baby II, pages 797-79.







Edited by - jimb16 on 02/09/2014 7:59:14 PM

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cali201
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Posted - 02/09/2014 :  07:04:22 AM  Show Profile Send cali201 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
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rhineriver1
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Switzerland
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Posted - 02/09/2014 :  12:45:33 PM  Show Profile Send rhineriver1 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
sorry cali201. I never saw a stock like this one. Is it walnut? I think there is no historical value. I have an italian M1A1 repro stock. No historical value, but today these stocks ar going for 200 USD in my country.
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cali201
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USA
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Posted - 02/09/2014 :  6:59:35 PM  Show Profile Send cali201 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
being it is not a military item I would not expect any historical or military link, just want to know if carbine owners have any info on it before I put it up for sale.
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wd4ngb
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USA
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Posted - 05/22/2016 :  6:36:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit wd4ngb's Homepage Send wd4ngb a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Did you ever get that Plainfield with the John Bianchi stock? If so, do you still have it? You can email me at wd4ngb@charter.net

Bruce

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cali201
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USA
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Posted - 05/23/2016 :  6:30:49 PM  Show Profile Send cali201 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
wow,dragging up an old post. Had it and then sold it, decided even though I am from Plainfield (right down the road from where the carbines were made) I am keeping all my carbines GI. The pull out wire stocks, like the Bianchi are, IMO, a joke. Not sturdy. Besides GI stocks the best folder I have found is a CADMUS stock (pictured below), similar to a Schmeisser stock from a German MP40.



Edited by - cali201 on 05/23/2016 6:32:49 PM
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Tuna
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Posted - 05/25/2016 :  11:20:26 AM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
And they haven't made those stocks in many years. Not a very big selling item. In fact I think it was Fed Ordnance that offered them on their carbines and then later as they didn't sell well just the stock by itself.
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