So difficult to find and commanding a very high value when you can find one, we decided to have the M14E2 stock manufactured in American Beech with a hardness rating of 1,300., on the uniform Janka hardness test. This exceeds the hardness of Walnut and Birch, the latter of which was utilized during the Vietnam War on M14 stocks. Fully inletted and ready for attaching hardware, this stock vastly improves control of the rifle, ergonomics, aesthetics, and value! These stocks are unstained and ready to have the barreled receiver installed. As with all new gun stocks, there may be some slight fitting/sanding required for the perfect fit. Stock is furnished without hardware. Sarco will have most of the hardware including the front vertical adjusting grip, available separately by the end of the summer. We also expect to have the correct slotted M14E2 handguards by Fall. The M14E2 stock will ensure that shooting your M1A1 or M14, will be an entirely new experience with a greater deal of comfort and controllability in semi auto.
Great stock. The wood is so hard it's not easy to stain but it looks great once it's done. I wish I could attach a picture of it. I hardly had to remove any material to get it fitted. I'll be getting another one soon for my SOCOM 16
I was so excited to order this. I was first disappointed by the country of origin, India. This stock requires quite a bit of modification and inletting to use, I wish I knew that before finishing it. If you really want it dark like dark or black walnut you will need a dye stain. Using the original hardware is also a challenge as the top buttplate screw hole is cut too large and the foregrip holes are off just enough to cause headaches when trying to use original parts. I'm going to modify this stock before any GI parts. When you install the front ferrule, you'll get an idea of how much stock material has to be removed before even attempting to fit the action.