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dpd3672
01-05-2012, 04:56 PM
I bought these recently, and the seller didn't mention the markings on the Inland, which are so faint he may have not realized they were there (I only noticed them after cleaning, oiling, and a bit of burnishing with fine steel wool). The Winchester ordnance wheel may be a repro, the seller mentioned this upfront, so I bought it under the assumption it was fake. Before I do anything with these stocks, any input on the stamps?

Winchester:

This is the ordnance wheel the seller thought might be repro, as it's very deep and clear on an otherwise well used stock:
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j473/dpd3672/CMP%20Carbine%20stocks/DSC_0452.jpg
Closer up with macro lens:
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j473/dpd3672/CMP%20Carbine%20stocks/DSC_0454.jpg
Rebuild stamp which looks to be legit:
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j473/dpd3672/CMP%20Carbine%20stocks/DSC_0456.jpg
In slingwell:
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j473/dpd3672/CMP%20Carbine%20stocks/DSC_0458.jpg
Outline of rectangular box on left side of receiver, can't read anything inside it, either a rebuild stamp, cartouche, or it got dropped on something sharp and parallel!
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j473/dpd3672/CMP%20Carbine%20stocks/DSC_0462.jpg

Inland:

Box on left side of receiver, same as the last Winchester photo above:
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j473/dpd3672/CMP%20Carbine%20stocks/DSC_0465.jpg
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j473/dpd3672/CMP%20Carbine%20stocks/DSC_0466.jpg

Very faint ordnance wheel, I didn't even see it until the stock was cleaned up a lot...and very hard to photograph:

http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j473/dpd3672/CMP%20Carbine%20stocks/DSC_0469.jpg
http://i1087.photobucket.com/albums/j473/dpd3672/CMP%20Carbine%20stocks/DSC_0471.jpg

Tuna 1
01-07-2012, 01:48 PM
The box may very well be a SA boxed stamp that is all but gone from being sanded at RIA later on. It's where you would normally find it on a carbine. Your Winchester acceptance stamp is correct and not a repo.