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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:21 am 
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I have always known that the thumbhole stocks for .308/7.62x54r were different from the rest, since they were specifically advertised as being different when for sale on web sites. From this, I assumed that the stocks were all the same for the smaller calibers.

Wrong. I found out the hard way tonight, when I tried to put a thumbhole stock from a 5.45x39 rifle onto a 7.62x39 rifle. The two screw holes in the tang area would not line up properly due to a difference in the trigger guard area.

From this, I am now going to assume that .223 and 5.45x39 might be the same, and perhaps 7.62x39 and 30.06 might be the same, but no way to know for sure. Does anyone know which stocks are exactly the same between calibers?


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:33 am 
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Now that I have a VEPR in 7.62x39, I can confirm that the butt stock is the same between the 7.62x54r and 7.62x39.

So much for all those websites selling stocks that are just for the 54r/.308 rifles.

EDIT: ^^^This is not 100% accurate.

Earlier VEPRs in 7.62x39 had the trigger guard in a slightly different position than the new MOLOT 7.62x39 VEPRs. This is the difference. Older 39's (5.45 and 7.62 - Fime group I think) use the same stock. MOLOT 7.62x39 rifles use the same size butt stock as the older 54r rifles.


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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2018 3:54 am 
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Ive seen similar stocks between the calibers as well.

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