Yup. I'm no expert either, but I noticed the same cresent moons on the comb... a dead giveaway revealing a beech stock. Perhaps we can encourage Eric to remove the stock to see if it does indeed match the 1916 receiver.I am no expert, but I concur with Dutchman. The series of "crescent moons" present in beech is always the giveaway to me. They just seem harder to spot on unstained wood, but I do believe I see them in the pics of the butt.