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    Posted: November 30 2018 at 2:31pm
I ordered a refinished fore stock for a #4 mk1. although it has the 2 little pin holes in the rear , there is no cut out for the metal band. The stock to be replaced has the metal band in the rear. Can anyone explain should there be one?
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i am only guessing here because we have no photos to aid in your narative but it sounds like you got a "reproduction" not a refinished upper handguard [correct me if i am wrong] you can remove the clip from your original and fit it to the new but you need some special rivets and washers to do it right , 

if on the other hand you actually mean a forestock and you are referring to the bracket at the rear near the trigger i should think that could be done as well but ive never messed in that are other than installing thrust blocks ounce - someone else with more experience will chime in soon , 


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Please post pictures of the part in question and we can help accordingly. If you are referring to the foreend, then yes, it should have the reinforcement band added. As A_Square noted, it is a much different thing dealing with the metal for a a handguard (which we have seen it referred to as a fore-stock before).
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I think he's talking about a Mk1 style forend, not handguard?"
If I'm guessing right the reinforce strap is missing from the back face of the fore-end wood!
I'm wondering if maybe he has a Mk 2 style with the hole for the cross bolt & the center cut out for the Mk2 hanging trigger bracket?
O.P. is the wood removed in the middle or solid all the way across?
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thats what i suspected but was going with the handguard clips as they come up in reproductions more often than a forestock , i also considered the barrel band in the forestock but rethought that as there would not be any 'hole' for that save the bolt hole 
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Shamu, I never thought about it possibly being a Mk 2 foreend but that makes sense. Again, pictures would really help in this case.
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Thanks for quick replys
I'm replacing a chopped lower forestock. The original has the metal band across the rear and wood is closed.The stock I got from Numrich is listed as original but refinished, "sanded" prob a take off from parts gun. It has a open back.  So I guess its a MK2?  Will it fit ? Currently the receiver is at the FFl ,so I cant check right now.  I'm using it for a SIA conversion.
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It will fit, sort of.
You'll need to fake the missing bit of wood in the middle though, no big deal, & then find the cross bolt & its nut, which is a bit harder.
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yup - it was a forestock and a mk2 to be dealt with - there are others here that will give you far better guidance than i to follow on this , everything will work out in time , 
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The cross bolt with nut can be bought newly made from a company online if so desired.
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