This my favorite. The stock does match the rest of the gun. Dated 1911.
That could vey well be beech. I have seen and owned some highly figured, beautiful beech stocks.Now that is about the most radical pattern I have seen in ELM !!!!!!!!!! Since it is matching , it would be a replacement stock .
You would not likely have an ELM stock on a 1922 dated M96 . More than likely beech ? Does the stock match the receiver serial number ?