I am restoring a chopped 1899 Oberndorf 96/38. I would like to find a 96/38 stock that was converted by the Swedes from a stock with the "early style" buttplate angle so that I can use my "early style" matching number buttplate from the 1899 rifle. For information on how to differentiate between the "early" and "later" style buttplates, go to the "Links of Interest" sticky above, go to the Dutchman's house of Karlina link , then to the "Buttplate Configuration Variation" topic. You can't just rely on the date on the rifle since it may have been fitted with a current stock when converted to M96/38configuration. If you happen to have among your spares a 96/38 stock with the "earlyl style" buttplate angle that you would be willing to part with, please PM me. Thanks.