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PostPosted: Tue Aug 23, 2011 18:14 pm 
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Hi guys,
I'm the 'lucky' owner of a Denix Garand which, like all such replicas has a few, shall we say, 'authenticity issues'. One of my improvement ideas is replacing the butt plate with an original, but the question is "Will it blend?" No, actually the question is "Will it fit?"

Could one of you kind Garand owners please measure the height of the butt plate, as well as the widest part for me?

Obviously there's not much point in a butt plate with trap, without the holes for the cleaning kit in the butt. So what are the diameter and depth of these?

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Despite the lack of replies, I took the chance and bought a butt plate from the US. :shock:

It's not too bad a fit actually, the height is pretty much spot on, but the Denix's butt is about 2mm too wide at the widest point. I should be able to sand the butt to fit without too many dramas. :wink:

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Joe, I would like to do the same with my Denix Garand. Have you drilled the holes yet?

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Not yet Jonathan, I've yet to get any measurements. If I don't hear anything soon, I may just buy the cleaning kit tube and tool and drill the stock to fit.

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Am I correct in guessing that the holes were 3/4" in diameter?

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Did you get your measurements yet?

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No, not yet!

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Have just measured the holes on my M1, they are approximately 20mm.


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Thanks Matt! Any idea on the depth?

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The holes are different sizes, the top hole is approx 10cm and the bottom hole is 15cm.


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Excellent! Thanks a lot for your help Matt.

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Mine are the same size on both of my M1s. They measure 3/4's of an inch. The top hole is 8.5 inches deep. The depth is 6.5 inches on the bottom hole. The top hole is centered 2 inches from the top.

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