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Old 02-22-2019, 06:16 PM
na-us99 na-us99 is offline
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Default 1903A3 Stock Stamp Question (from South Store)

Hi All,

I was in a trip to Atlanta and stopped by the South Store last Saturday afternoon. I felt really lucky that several 1903 rifles were still available and picked a 1903A3 with a decent 4-groove barrel and flew back to Minnesota. The armors and clerks are all super nice. I received my rifle via shipping earlier this week. Really love it.

My only question is the big "D" stamp (there are three of them) below the circle P mark at the grip. See picture below. I tried my best to search the information and couldn't find any similar marking. I hope it's not short for "drill rifle"? In addition, there's a smaller "PB" and "3" stamp in front the magazine base (the location of the stamp seems a little weird to me and I'm not sure what kind of stamps are these neither)


Any insights are much appreciated! Thank you in advance!
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Old 02-22-2019, 07:27 PM
trfindley trfindley is offline
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They were not put on by Remington or Smith-Corona.
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Old 02-22-2019, 09:05 PM
OrderlySgt OrderlySgt is offline
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I have seen a D like that on another rifle. Have no idea what it is but feel confident it has nothing to do with drill.
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Old 02-22-2019, 09:17 PM
tmark tmark is online now
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Inspector's mark?
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Old 02-23-2019, 01:15 AM
lapriester lapriester is offline
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Not done by any USGI entity. The Greeks were famous for beating up their stocks with varied and odd shaped metal stuff. I suspect those are something of that sort.
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Old 02-23-2019, 03:15 PM
John Beard John Beard is offline
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The D's appear to be CMP Greek markings.

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