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Old 05-21-2019, 05:58 PM
ClayCreekRng ClayCreekRng is online now
 
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JustinandKim - Is that Greek lettering etched in front of the four numbers or something else? Interesting!
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:39 PM
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My two arrived today with all metal detached and in a plastic bag. Butt plates pretty shiny and well-used. One stock had been cleaned and is excellent: dense, heavy, straight-grained with AA cartouche on left side and RA-P on bottom of pistol grip, only three small dents. Second is darker and will clean up easily but has quite a few "character marks". Only cartouche visible is a tiny crossed cannons on the pistol grip. There is a perfect circle inside the barrel channel?? Very satisfied with this purchase.
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Old 05-21-2019, 06:52 PM
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Here is the stock metal. I do believe its Greek writing!



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Old 05-21-2019, 07:31 PM
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Mine came in today. cleaned up most of the way with alcohol. It is clean now but is very dark. Looks like it might have tiger striping.
Denatured alcohol?
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:44 PM
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Denatured alcohol?
I actually used rubbing alcohol to get most of the grease off. Mine was not heavily coated. I finished it off with some mineral spirits. The surface is totally clean but the stock is still relatively dark. Tried to sweat out the soaked in oil with a hot hair dryer, but that did not work. If I knew how to post pics, I would.
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:47 PM
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“Had two different butt plates. One is marked S2. One has a more defined outline to the checkering. Maybe WRA manufacture?”


The one marked S-2 would be a Winchester
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:49 PM
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I actually used rubbing alcohol to get most of the grease off. Mine was not heavily coated. I finished it off with some mineral spirits. The surface is totally clean but the stock is still relatively dark. Tried to sweat out the soaked in oil with a hot hair dryer, but that did not work. If I knew how to post pics, I would.
Wrap it in a old towel, place inside of a black garbage bag and seal then leave it in the trunk of a car for several hot & sunny days.
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Old 05-21-2019, 07:59 PM
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“Had two different butt plates. One is marked S2. One has a more defined outline to the checkering. Maybe WRA manufacture?”


The one marked S-2 would be a Winchester
Thanks for confirming that! It was was in the best shape of the two I received.

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Wrap it in a old towel, place inside of a black garbage bag and seal then leave it in the trunk of a car for several hot & sunny days.
I will give that a try. We are supposed to have a few 100 degree days this week. Would it be better to put it on the dash, or would that be too hot?

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Old 05-22-2019, 06:38 AM
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“Had two different butt plates. One is marked S2. One has a more defined outline to the checkering. Maybe WRA manufacture?”


The one marked S-2 would be a Winchester
SA used S-2 marked buttplates too. Can't remember the serial range, but you can find some threads on it here on the forum.
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Old 05-22-2019, 01:35 PM
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SA used S-2 marked buttplates too. Can't remember the serial range, but you can find some threads on it here on the forum.
As best I can tell, It is a Winchester. It's in nice shape too.

I'm pretty happy with Dupage so far!
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