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Old 06-27-2018, 03:22 PM
U.S. RIFLE CAL .30 M1 U.S. RIFLE CAL .30 M1 is offline
 
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I have an 1917 Eddystone with a Johnson Automatics barrel.
On the stock directly behind the rear swivel is an "AS" cartouche.
Does anyone know if that is an inspector or a rebuild stamp?
Looks like a nice WWII rebuild.
SN#10266XX
Please let me know if anyone has seen that marking.
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Old 06-28-2018, 03:56 PM
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I guess no one has ever come across that rebuild stamp?
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Old 06-28-2018, 04:38 PM
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AAS is Anniston
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Old 06-28-2018, 09:26 PM
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Thanks Chuck.
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Old 06-28-2018, 10:52 PM
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might also be Augusta Ars.. you can look up those markings on the net
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Old 06-29-2018, 12:31 AM
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AA is usually Augusta; AO was Anniston if memory serves.
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Old 06-29-2018, 05:28 AM
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It's definitely "AS" and was struck fairly deep. No other letters.
Once I check the headspace, can I shoot modern ammo?
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Old 06-29-2018, 07:44 AM
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http://m1903.com/rbmarks.htm
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Old 06-29-2018, 09:53 AM
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yes, check headspace with the cocking assembly removed
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Old 06-30-2018, 06:26 AM
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I would suggest having the receiver inspected for cracks. There have been some cracks observed, usually when a guy was sporterizing the rifle, and had the receiver polished and blued. The majority of cracks observed were Eddystone receivers that had been re-barreled. Not to say Eddystone receivers are bad, as all 3 makes have had tiny hairline cracks, but Eddystone was the largest producer, so one would expect that, per centage wise. I have never heard of one of these rifles breaking or blowing up though, and cracked receivers aren't all that common. It is just something to look out for.
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