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M-42 Stock/Forend
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February 23, 2021 - 1:49 am
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Hello all,

I’m new to this forum and it looks like there are some very knowledgable people onboard. I just purchased a model-42 with a plain barrel marked MOD. It appears to date from 1941. It has a skeet checkered forend that looks like it’s from that vintage and an uncheckered stock with a Winchester grip cap. I’m sure it’s a field grade but did Winchester ever make a field grade with that combination of stock and forend or were they most likely changed?

I tried uploading an image but I guess I have to be a paid member?

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February 23, 2021 - 2:29 pm
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 Ned Schwing’s book on the Model 42 states that checked prewar guns rarely had the plastic grip cap.  There is no mention of an unchecked stock with a grip cap at all.  RDB

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