I wanted a side-folding stock for my Linda Carbine. So I built one.
by Glen Calvert
I have been enjoying my Linda PC carbine from Wilkinson Arms (WilkinsonArms.com). It has a cool, retro look, is fun to shoot, and has proven to be accurate and reliable. It is a 9mm Luger direct blow back design with a cylindrical receiver, barrel shroud, and tube stock that resembles submachine guns like the Sten gun. The bolt telescopes over the barrel similar to the Uzi, allowing the 16.5” barrel to be set back in the receiver and significantly shorten the overall length.
The standard stock is fine for the iron sights but the amount of drop prevents a good cheek weld when using optics such as the red dot that I installed. I initially thought that I would make a fixed stock like the original but with the tube extending straight back. I thought I’d try a folding stock instead. The Linda is only 21” long with the stock removed so a folding stock would allow the carbine to be carried as a compact package.
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