Part name: Stock Group
Part Function: The Stock Group is
the wood that the M1 is assembled with. The buttstock
aids in aiming and the forestock portions protect
the shooter. Note also the ferrule, sling swivels,
and buttplate are part of this group.
Special Notes: none.
Other items of interest in this
photograph: Sons In Service Flag.
During World War II silk flags like the one pictured
here were hung in the windows of homes where a son
was in the armed services. Each blue star represented
a child in the armed service fighting for his country.
This particular flag was flown in the window of
a family who had 2 boys in the service.
If a son was killed in the war
a gold star would be substituted for the blue one.
In the movie Saving Private Ryan, you can see a
4-star 'son-in-service flag' in the window of the
home of Mrs. Ryan. Watch for the scene where the
pastor and the Army official drive up to deliver
the news that three of her sons have been killed.
Part shown in final assembly.
page was last updated on: March 14, 2002