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abarsrecon
12-10-2011, 11:28 PM
Trying to get better at identifying faked stamps. I know it is impossible to probably know for sure if a stock has been recently stamped, but this thing looks recent to me. What do ya'll think
http://www.gunauction.com/search/displayitem.cfm?itemnum=10689704

bubb2
12-11-2011, 12:30 AM
The S's don't look right. The tops are noticeably smaller than the bottoms. The circle P looks like it was stamped yesterday and I don't think Springfield Armory would have rebuilt a gun using that barrel noting its muzzle wear and his description of the bore. I also note there is no mention of throat erosion

Milsurp Collector
12-12-2011, 10:06 PM
The SA/SHM and Ordnance wheel look authentic when compared to my reference pictures.

gap
12-12-2011, 10:08 PM
Don't know about the cartouche, but dang, those are some great pix! Wish I could figure out how to do that.

Milsurp Collector
12-12-2011, 10:14 PM
Don't know about the cartouche, but dang, those are some great pix! Wish I could figure out how to do that.

See http://www.calguns.net/calgunforum/showthread.php?t=37727 for tips.

lapriester
12-12-2011, 10:27 PM
I'm thinking possibly real. The overall good condition of the stock closely matches the condition of the cartouches with some sharpness worn on the edges. The sharp circle "P" might just be the result of an over zealous proof stamper when it was done. It was struck so hard you can see raised edges around the outside of the circle. Not having ever seen a real proof stamping tool in person, does anyone know if they could actually stamp that deep? The fake stamp I have (yes I do have some :-) could not possibly stamp that deep without leaving a flat impression around the edges.

Larry

Tuna 1
12-12-2011, 11:28 PM
It's the real deal. That stamp is only found on SA rebuilds from late 1945 to early 1947.