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Old August 27, 2018, 06:37 PM   #1
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M1 Carbine Magazine Pouch on Stock

I wasn't sure if this belonged here or in the Curios and Relics forum but here we go.

I just picked up my M1 Carbine from Fulton Armory and couldn't be happier with it. The fit and finish is amazing and the quality is impeccable! It wasn't cheap but it was worth it. I also bought a magazine pouch to put over the stock because I love that look.

The pouch doesn't fit...

Not like it's a little off I mean like it's not even kinda close. I know they were never intended to fit over the stock, GIs simply improvised, but this makes me wonder how it's even possible.

Any advice?
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Old August 27, 2018, 08:00 PM   #2
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Not what you want to hear, but....
That the snap will damage your stock.
Like you mention, they were never intended to be installed on the stock as that snap was meant to hold the pouch in place while installed on the sling.
Though I agree it does look cool, if it wasn't cheap, then I wouldn't do it.
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Old August 28, 2018, 11:58 AM   #3
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Yup, kinda leaning that way now.
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Old August 28, 2018, 01:40 PM   #4
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"...pouch doesn't fit..." That's because the pouch was designed for a belt, not the stock. Puts your mags in a really awkward place to get at in a hurry and constantly gets in the way of your cheek too.
However, you have to take the stock off to get the belt pouch on the stock. Slides on from the front. Piece of duct tape on the snap will protect your over priced Fulton Armoury stock.
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Old August 28, 2018, 02:48 PM   #5
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Right, belt not sling.
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Old August 28, 2018, 03:48 PM   #6
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I don't think the sling has anything to do with the pouch.If you have the right pouch,it has vertical web straps on the back.

You take the stock off the rifle,magazines out of the pouch. Thread the forend of the shock through the straps.It slides over the pistol grip,and should be tight to the forward part of the comb.Note some M-1 carbine stocks are bulkier than others.

If I was carrying an M-1 carbine,in my hands, I'd prefer an ammo pouch on a pistol belt with suspenders. I don't like adding weight or bulk to something that I carry in my hands.And,I'd prefer to carry a lot more than 45 rounds.Think Lt Hanley on "Combat"

But the carbine was also intended as a grab and go gun for non combatants.In that role,grabbing the rifle with a mag in the well gets you 45 rounds with the pouch. If the M.A.S.H unit was being attacked,,think Hot Lips Hoolihan or Radar or Klinger grabbing a carbine. The pouch kits it out a bit.

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Old August 31, 2018, 10:45 AM   #7
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To be clear, I did take the stock off when I tried to slide on the mag pouch.

That said I've since scrapped the idea and will just keep it handy when I go shooting.
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