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Old March 18, 2008, 08:11 PM   #1
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what does bone stock mean?

Did this definition get it right?
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Old March 18, 2008, 08:52 PM   #2
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Yup. Includes grips, sights, everything. Comes from the world of cars...
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Old March 18, 2008, 09:32 PM   #3
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I think that definition can apply to more than a firearm though. A car can be bone stock; actually anything you can modify could be considered bone stock, as long as it is straight from the maker.
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Old March 18, 2008, 11:46 PM   #4
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Yes, bone stock means anything unmodified as delivered from the manufacturer or dealer. If is not unique to firearms, nor has it ever been uniquely related to firearms.

1) This phrase has been around for many decades - I heard it in the 70s and it was in common use then.

2) "Urban dictionary" is not necessarily a reliable source for slang terms. It is a bit like Wikipedia in that anyone can post what they want and there's no verification that it in common use. In general, it appears some kids have fun inventing new slang terms, especially sexual ones, and posting them there to see if they can get them to "stick." Whoever posted this was likely a kid who had heard it only in that context.
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Old March 22, 2008, 07:01 AM   #5
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I've also heard the terms "box stock" or "bog stock" used.
They all mean totally unmodified as they came from the factory.
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Old March 22, 2008, 10:28 AM   #6
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It comes from back in my day, when rifle stocks were carved from woolly mammoth bones! If somebody replaced their stock with one made of dirt or rocks, we wouldn't let 'em call their assault musket "bone stock" anymore!
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Old March 22, 2008, 11:28 AM   #7
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I've always heard it used in terms of automobiles. I'm sure it is just as valid to use it in other areas as well. Just that I've only heard it around car talk really.
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