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How can I identify my stock's manufacturer. I recently bought this model 700VS. Remington tells me it was built in 1991 and it is supposed to have an HS Precision stock, but I cannot find any manufacturer's mark on the stock anywhere. Here is a pic of the rifle:

And a close up of the side of the stock:

I removed the action and there is an aluminum block the action mounts to.
Any ideas?
 

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Please forgive my ignorance, but I don't think so. I assume that has to do with the front of the stock where your off-hand goes? The front has no triangular shape to it, but it is relatively flat on the bottom. I will have to take some more pics at different angles and post them up here.
---Boy do I feel stupid. I did a little research-read Google-and found out what palm swells are. Mine does not have them. In fact, the stock is quite thin behind the trigger. I am learning about this rifle stuff. :)
I appreciate the input!
 

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Close up of front. Upside down, of course:

Bottom just in front of Mag opening:

This on is a little out of focus.

Again, Thanks for the input.
 

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Ok then this has to be the right info.

Model 700 Varmint Special Synthetic
The stock on this model is reinforced with DuPont Kevlar, fiberglass,
and graphite. Rifle is offered with a heavy barrel and all
metal has a fine matte black finish. The barrel rest on a machined
aircraft-grade aluminum bedding stock. The receiver is
drilled and tapped for scope mounts. Offered in .22-250, .223,
and .308 calibers. In 1993 the .220 Swift was added to the line.
This model was later dropped from the product line. In 2000 it
was reintroduced in all calibers above but the .220 Swift.
 

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FWIW: I'm inclined to believe it to be younger than a 1991 vintage, noting the infamous "J-Lock" on the bolt shroud. I'd guess it a decade later, when that feature was in production.

ETA: the receiver may be as old. I've read/heard of them handpicking and setting aside select ones for "specials"
 

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I must beg forgiveness. I don't know why I had 1991 in my head, but going back to the email I got from Remington, well, here is what they said:
Your gun is a Model 700 Varmint Synthetic in left hand. It was made in 2001.
So, it is newer than 1991 for sure. I was only off a decade. :)
I will not make that mistake again.
Thanks for pointing that out.
Dennis
 
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