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joey2chins
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USA
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Posted - 08/21/2015 :  7:41:38 PM  Show Profile Send joey2chins a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi from Indiana again! Second post here. I mentioned in the new member forum that I had acquired an Alpine M1 and wished to bring it back to original specs. I have found an original stock and butt plate {less hand guard} along with all the other items that I needed.
I was wondering if bedding of the stock would be required to improve accuracy. Or should I just put it together and see how it shoots? Or would bedding even required at all?
Thanks for your help in advance!
Joe

Jackp
Veteran Member



USA
1064 Posts

Posted - 08/21/2015 :  8:13:31 PM  Show Profile Send Jackp a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hey Joe, it's not really practical to bed a carbine stock like you would a hunting rifle. About all you can do is ensure the recoil plate is properly installed, you have a tight fit between the receiver and recoil plate and that you have a little "preload" of the barrel in the barrel band area. This link to the CMP web site describes what I mean about preload (see page 3 & 4).

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If you wish, you can bed the recoil plate to the stock. This may help a little as long as the other factors are considered. Here are pictures of how I bedded the recoil plate on my "shooter" stock.



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Tuna
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Posted - 08/22/2015 :  08:57:05 AM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The two things are the recoil plate as Jack mentioned and a type 3 barrel band with the bayonet lug. Those are the only things that will work on a carbine. It was developed to be dependable and to be minute of bad guy out to three hundred yards. It was never a target system to start with just a USGI goof proof as possible rifle.
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joey2chins
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USA
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Posted - 08/22/2015 :  6:09:05 PM  Show Profile Send joey2chins a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Guys! I am looking forward to the rebuild. Mid-September will be a likely starting point. (if hunting does not get in the way...) I am sure that I will have lots more questions as I get started. So Thanks in advance!
Joe
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