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These features are also correct for a carbine.The more I look at it, the more I am convinced it began life as a musket.
* Musket buttplate
* Musket rear band
* cutouts in stock for handguard springs
* hole in barrel for the original rear sight (the other hole is either hidden by the rear sight or went where the dovetail was)
YesThe carbines came with the sliding trapdoor buttplate as well?
A Carbine buttstock will not have the inlet for the rear swivel base in it's bottom surface. Note, however, that there were a number of carbines assembled using musket buttstocks (rejected from the Russian contract), but with the swivel base inlet filled in with a wooden plug.Is there a way to tell if it is indeed a carbine and Bubba didn't just cut down a musket stock?
Okay. Thank you. Also, how will I attach the stock? There does not appear to be space at the rear against the receiver for the tab to fit into. Do I need something to attach it to the lower part of the stock? It looks like it had indentations. Thank you.No, you will need an 1895 carbine rear sight. You could try EBAY unless someone on here can hook you up.
That would make sense. I can see where they would go into the wood.Someone on here may correct me, 1895's are not my forte but I think the top wood should have two spring steel clips forward and aft fitting into recesses in the bottom wood. You could google 1895 Winchester images and probably see the arrangement.