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Old 02-15-2018, 10:21 PM
Bailey Bailey is offline
 
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Default 1903A3 Cartouche?

Back in the last century my Dad bought a Remington 1903A3, I assume from the DCM and somewhere along the line: a. it got mounted on a C stock, and b. it went to another family member and eventually got sold. This week we found the original straight stock in the attic. Based on Mr. Findley's site, it looks like a post war rebuild stock that has been sanded. The hand guard is pretty hopeless. The stock has one cartouche on it - an open box S.A. with what looks like a very small letter J in the bottom of the box. Photo is not very good.

I know this is probably not a particularly valuable item but since it has family history, if the chance came up to rescue a sporterized rifle and mount this stock it would be a bit of fun. My question is, does anyone know anything about that cartouche.

https://imgur.com/a/Pfztd

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Old 02-16-2018, 12:03 AM
John Beard John Beard is online now
 
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The cartouche is a Springfield Armory overhaul inspection stamp believed to originate from the Korean War period.

J.B.
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Old 02-16-2018, 01:40 PM
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That's not an open box SA based on your picture.
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Old 02-16-2018, 05:26 PM
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That's not an open box SA based on your picture.
What is the right way to describe that cartouche?
Thanks.
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Old 02-16-2018, 08:03 PM
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Your stamp has all 4 borders, therefore a 'closed stamp' SA would be more correct.
Post war stamps were modified, or broken and still used.
Regardless, you can trust J.B.'s assessment
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Old 02-19-2018, 03:05 AM
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What is the right way to describe that cartouche?
Thanks.
See post #2. Since there's no opening in the surrounding box it is a closed box SA stamp. Open box SA stamps are especially common on M1D stocks.
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