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Old 08-16-2016, 02:32 AM   #1
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The other day I found this old Bishop rifle stock in my great grandfather's shed. I don't know what gun it is designed to be. The two stocks that I can find online that would in a way resemble my stock is the Ruger M77 and the Springfield 1903. I personally am leaning toward the Springfield stock as the one. But I'm just looking at pictures from the web and don't know for sure.
After inspecting it, I can see that it was once a fully functioning gun, I can see where the bolt rubbed on the wood and it has the remnants of the trigger plate.

Does anybody here have any knowledge about how I can find out what stock it is supposed to be? What measurements can I take? I'd like to build this gun if I can! It would be SO cool!

Here are some pictures of the stock.


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Old 08-16-2016, 06:11 PM   #2
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1903 Springfield stock.


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Old 08-16-2016, 06:48 PM   #3
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The measurements I got were:

Action screw holes from center to center: 8''5/16.
Receiver Ring Dia: 1"6/16
Magazine well width: 1"1/8
Magazine well length: 3"5/8

I used a tape measure... don't know if that is accurate enough.
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I actually think it's for a 1917 Enfield after looking at pictures of my 1903 Springfield.

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Thanks Txhillbilly!

I looked at pictures of the 1917 Enfield. The floor plate cutouts look similar...but my stock doesn't have a bolt cutout. That seems to be the big difference.

How else cold I keep researching to find the gun model?

When I look at pictures online...I find the Springfield 1903 NRA Sporter rifle without a bolt cutout fits the bill as far as pictures go. But I don't know how or where to find the dimensions of that rifles action area to verify.
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1917 = 7 7/8" ctc hole spacing
1903 = 7 3/4 ctc hole spacing

unmodified 1917 guard has a step in the forward end
1917 has a deeper belly, holds 6 rounds in magazine

M98 is a fat 7 7/8" or 7 .830 ctc
small ring mauser is 7 5/8 ctc

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I am guessing Arisaka.
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I think arisaka has three holes in the bottom plate


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