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Old 07-26-2015, 08:10 AM
Rick the Librarian Rick the Librarian is offline
 
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All I see are the little black X's
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Old 07-26-2015, 04:51 PM
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Thank you for the information, Mr. Beard, that is very helpful. Are you basing the Greek return possibility on the numbers electro penciled on the bolt handle or something else?

Based on the straight handle bolt, is it safe to fire this rifle or better to not?

Thanks again.
I am basing the CMP Greek possibility on the "P" and "T" stamped under the barrel. Most CMP Greek rifles had those markings. And if it has an electro-penciled number on the bolt handle, then the statistical odds of it being a CMP Greek rifle are very, very high.

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Old 07-26-2015, 11:08 PM
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Another data point on the "T" barrel marking, I have a U.S. Property marked Remington 513T rifle with the exact same "T" marking on the underside of the barrel. Here's a link to the picture of it:

http://s1068.photobucket.com/user/al...ezbg1.jpg.html

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Old 07-26-2015, 11:29 PM
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One more attempt to post these pictures, hope this link works for you Rick.


http://s1068.photobucket.com/user/al...ibrary/RIA1903
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Old 07-26-2015, 11:50 PM
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At last! Does not look like a Greek Return to me. I would guess the previous owner was an '03 collector. It looks like a nearly proper RIA issue rifle. But at that serial number, it came out of Springfield 1928 or so. Looks like a keeper to me.
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Old 07-27-2015, 07:00 AM
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The link came through fine - nice rifle!
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Old 07-28-2015, 10:09 PM
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Does the magazine floor plate have a "B" stamped in it on the outside in plain view? Please advise.

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Old 07-29-2015, 12:09 AM
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No, there are no stamped letters anywhere on the floor plate.

Also, it may be of note, the 4 digits electro-penciled on this bolt are not on the top flat part of the bolt handle, but on the arm itself, visible if you were looking forward from the rear of the rifle. It's in one of the pictures I linked of the bolt, although you have to look for the numbers, the picture is kind of dark.

http://i1068.photobucket.com/albums/...ps43gzsdxo.jpg

I've seen a couple greek returns and the bolt was always marked on the top of the handle, I don't know if that's ALWAYS the case or not.

Also, there is no serial number stamped on the butt stock, although, of course the stock may not be original.
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Old 07-30-2015, 09:09 AM
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Another data point on the "T" barrel marking, I have a U.S. Property marked Remington 513T rifle with the exact same "T" marking on the underside of the barrel. Here's a link to the picture of it:

http://s1068.photobucket.com/user/al...ezbg1.jpg.html
Allanw,

The "T" on the Remington is a factory symbol and is common to many Remington firearms. I don't know it's meaning other than a sub-inspector marking.

When I saw the mark on your RIA, my first thought was that it looked very much like the Remington mark but obviously has no connection with Remington. It must just be a coincidence that they look similar.

FWIW,

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