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Old 01-24-2017, 10:05 AM
vincec vincec is offline
 
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Default crossed cannon stamp

i have an NFR stock. the crossed cannon stamp in upside down.
did this happen for real? is it fake?
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Old 01-24-2017, 10:13 AM
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"Stuff" happens! Would need a picture to validate if it is real or fake....
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Old 01-24-2017, 11:05 AM
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Old 01-24-2017, 12:49 PM
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Here's one that was for sale here with the upside down cross cannons.
http://forums.thecmp.org/showthread.php?t=203622
Think about the inspector stamping these stocks. It would be quite easy to stamp it upside down or sideways from a quick glance right before striking it with the hammer/mallet?
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Old 01-24-2017, 12:52 PM
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I don't have my templates or photos on hand any more, but I have seen upside-down stampings before on legitimate pieces.

Double stamping is fairly common on originals.

Even saw one on the wrong side of a very early Garand stock that had never even been sanded. That was among the wood, slings, and other stuff "dumped" at McCoy ca.1964-69, where we ran into a lot of other very weird anomalies. Back then, surplus disposal sold that stuff by the pound, at scrap prices.

Especially during World War II, slowing down production to make sure every detail was in the right place with non-functional "trim" matters would've been, to understate, unwelcome.

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Old 01-24-2017, 01:21 PM
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Default crossed cannons

thank you gentlemen. i appreciate the replies.
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Old 01-24-2017, 03:22 PM
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Default double hit

what about a double hit with the stamp?
is this something that points to being fake?

https://www.dropbox.com/s/5jlidzbm8k...20hit.JPG?dl=0
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