Remington 25 receiver

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Gamemaster2020
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Remington 25 receiver

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Hi guys, I’m looking to retrofit a m25 buttstock to a m141, I can pick up a 25 stock for a good price but I don’t have access to a rifle or the stock to see if I have enough wood to fit to the 141 receiver. Can anyone give me the dimensions of a m25 receiver where it meets the stock?
Ted
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I’d bet pretty heavily that it wouldn’t work.
ChuckD
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As I recall the M-25 butt stock is closer to the M-12 then the M-14/141.
I no longer have a M-25 to check the size.
nambujim
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Model 12 & 25 utilize the same frame & stock configuration!

There is NO way you can fit a Model 12 or 25 stock to a 141 AND who would
ever want to try??

Good Luck!

Jim Peterson
Charlotte, NC
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I just want a slimmer, trimmer stock than what’s on my gamemaster. I don’t have a 25 or m14 to compare it too but everywhere that sells an m14 Butt plate as measuring around 4 3/8” x 1 3/8” but my circa 1938 141 butt plate measures 5 1/8” x 1 5/8”. Not sure if my stock was homemade way back when or what
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Post by nambujim »

Then you can put a Model 14 stock on your rifle, it IS slimmer and trimmer
but weaker. One of the changes Remington made when they introduced the 141 was to beef up the stock to lessen cracking at the wrist they experienced with the Model 14.

Both the 14 and 141 have pilot holes in the end of the stock that meets the lower receiver which at the time were needed in the production of the stocks. The consequence of these pilot holes is they were "crack starters" if you let the stock bolt shoot loose and flex against the stock.

If you want a slim version of the Model 141 stock then find a Model 14 stock with a steel shotgun (almost flat) steel butt plate. You will need to find a 14 stock that was cut out for the hook/lever safety (any stock made after about serial 50,000) or you can in a few minutes remove enough wood from inside it to provide clearance. There may be some other fitting problems as well but they should be relatively minor.

To avoid cracking at the wrist you can do a couple of things like fill the pilot holes with epoxy and after every 50-60 rounds fired "snug" up the stock bolt.

Hope this helps.

Jim Peterson
Charlotte, NC
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