A shooting buddy of mine came across this gun that his neighbor is selling. The serial # 232XXX Indicates that it was made in 1952 (according to what my neighbor said he looked up online). Took it shooting today after checking it out and cleaning it, worked flawlessly.
The question we/I have is regarding the stock. Of all that I have looked at online I have not seen any that have this stock. This makes me wonder if it is original. The neighbor (current owner) said it hasn't been shot in 20 years, and that he got it from his FIL.
Any info would be much appreciated. I know a bit, specifically that pre 64 are the desired models but any other enlightening info is always appreciated.
The pics are mainly of the stock in question. My buddy is cleaning the rifle tonight as we shot it today so I will see about getting a full size picture.