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Old 02-12-2018, 04:40 PM
Don in SC Don in SC is offline
 
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Default Interesting DAS stamp

Hello, I picked up a Match conditioned rifle this weekend at the SCACA show in Greenville, SC. The rifle as an odd DAS stamp and I for some reason think I remember this stamp years ago but for the life of me can not remember whom used it. The stamp I'm sure if Commercial and was for a Commercial Company or maybe a known Garand Smith from around the 70's or 80's. I'd like to pick the collective brains of the members here for your thoughts. For now I'll just post some photo's of the stamp and stock as I'd like to keep the thread on track and not go off into the weeds on another item that's odd and obvious. Let's just take on one thing at a time. Thanks, Donald















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Old 02-12-2018, 04:43 PM
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I thought the eagle in the circle was a sub-inspection stamp.
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:52 PM
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Reminds me of the SAI or Glen Nelson stamps.
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Old 02-12-2018, 04:58 PM
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I was thinking SAI but even earlier than Glenn,
but it's hell to get old you know, I just can't put my finger on it yet.

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Old 02-12-2018, 04:58 PM
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I have read that that stamp was an internal inspection stamp and that it is typically removed during the build process.
If real it is a real neat feature on your rifle since I have not seen many escape out here to the real world.

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Old 02-12-2018, 06:05 PM
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Yea but this stock is correctly dimension and finished sanded, the stamp has been added over the top of the existing surface. The dark Red/brown is slightly glossy in appearance which makes me think the stamp has been added quite a bit later after the stock was manufactured. Anything is possible however as of yet I've not been able to find any reference to a Circled DAS on an Issued stock thru Google or other Search engine. Not beaten yet on goes the quest.

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I have read that that stamp was an internal inspection stamp and that it is typically removed during the build process.
If real it is a real neat feature on your rifle since I have not seen many escape out here to the real world.

Rob

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Old 02-13-2018, 08:57 AM
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I picked up a 1/2" & 3/8" GI stamps that came out of Charles Clawson's collection that Scott was selling for the estate. I have read where they were used for other pieces of military equipment but never on firearms.

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Old 02-13-2018, 10:59 AM
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A few HRA op rods have a similar stamp on the back of the op rod handle. It was stated once, by somebody on the internet, that it was a stamp that was applied at some incomplete stage of manufacture, and then generally ground off later in the manufacturing process.

Does not sound all that likely, but probably where the idea came from.
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Old 02-13-2018, 11:00 AM
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Default Too bad photos are gone.

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Old 02-13-2018, 11:56 AM
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Looking at the OPs stamp impression it looks like one that may not actually be in a round circle but rather an eagle and Stars that did not have a border.
I seem to recall having seen something similar a while back, but having trouble remembering where, or when.

I am wondering if the OPs might actually be one of those and the stamp just bottomed out leaving a round'ish impression?
For the depth of the central design there is not much of an edge impression.

probably does not matter much unless someone were to run into another one sometime.
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