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Old 07-12-2017, 04:44 PM
tbj96001 tbj96001 is offline
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Default 3.8m Remington A3 Stock Markings

Hello, I have a similar range 03 and the marks on this recent purchase appear to be much lighter and I am questioning the authenticity (this was GB not a CMP purchase). Anyone care to share their opinion? Thanks, Tim

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Old 07-13-2017, 06:29 AM
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77 views and no opinions? I am in my 3 day inspection gritting my teeth on this one...
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Old 07-13-2017, 06:40 AM
kb1903 kb1903 is offline
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Default A3 stock stampings.

I have been collecting 03's for forty years. The faking of garand stock stampings is pretty widespread, not so much with Springfields, especially 03A3's. I say they look fine to me. Hope this helps. Ken
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:22 AM
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Not an expert but looks good to me for a Remington.
Did you also check the sub-inspection stamps on the bottom of the stock? Just for confirmation.
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Old 07-13-2017, 08:45 AM
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Don't forget that these marks were stamped into the stocks 75-years ago and that wood is subject to all sorts of changes dependent on what it is exposed to. That will have an effect on the condition of marks. Looking at this from another angle also don't forget that it is just as easy to punch a counterfeit mark as deep into a wood stock as it was the original stamp - meaning that a lightly punched stamp isn't necessarily an indicator of a fake stamp.

Also, keep in mind that marks mean absolutely nothing if the stock cannot be verified as original to the rifle. Stocks with original arsenal marks that have been added to rifles by civilian owners do nothing to enhance the value of these arms.

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Old 07-13-2017, 12:09 PM
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Looks OK to me.
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Old 07-13-2017, 12:25 PM
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Look ok to me.
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Old 07-13-2017, 02:30 PM
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Looks ok to me.

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Old 07-18-2017, 12:08 PM
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Is it just my eyes or does it look like "REM" lightly stamped in the bottom cutoff relief area of the stock? It could just be the grain. Receiver looks like that nice green.
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