Go Back   CMP Forums > CMP Sales > CMP Bolt Action Rifles
Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #21  
Old 09-26-2022, 05:27 PM
LAH LAH is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: North East Arkansas
Posts: 154
Default

Mine has a "RI" - Rock Island stamp on the end of the stock and couple other stamps. Do these lend credence for or against being USMC?




Last edited by LAH; 09-26-2022 at 05:40 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 09-26-2022, 06:45 PM
cplnorton cplnorton is offline
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Van Wert, Ohio
Posts: 2,371
Default

LAH,

The Marines leading into WWII were basically dumpster diving for any Grasping Groove stocks they could get. So they wrote the Army and the Navy asking for any GG stocks they had spare, in basically any condition, even if they had breaks or repairs.

So you can have any maker of GG stock, with any type of cartouche, as long as that stock was made or that cartouche predates when it was installed on that rifle by the Marines.

I would only put a rifle in my safe that I feel very confident the rifle was Marine. I would put your rifle in my safe.

I am pretty certain I know the order this receiver would have been shipped to the Marines in, it was in an order for 5000 barreled actions. That barrel date also corresponds to an 10,000 barrel order by the Marines.

My opinion is that rifle was rebuilt twice by the Marines, maybe even more, and likely served in the Marines for a couple decades.

Your's wouldn't be one I was concerned with.

Last edited by cplnorton; 09-26-2022 at 06:47 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 09-26-2022, 06:46 PM
ZvenoMan ZvenoMan is offline
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: BHM AL
Posts: 5,076
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by cplnorton View Post
Just to add contextů

Now there are Marine rebuild traits that are not public and only known by a few. These traits predate the Navy rifles of 1942. I feel more comfortable with those traits in determining origin to the Marines, than I do the WWII era traits because of the Navy rifles.
Care to share?
__________________
Zvenoman
Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 09-26-2022, 07:39 PM
LAH LAH is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: North East Arkansas
Posts: 154
Default

Thank you cplnorton
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 09-26-2022, 07:46 PM
LAH LAH is offline
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: North East Arkansas
Posts: 154
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Beard View Post
If it looks like a duck, and it walks like a duck, and it quacks like a duck, then it must be a ???

J.B.
Thank you, John, for your help
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 09-26-2022, 11:46 PM
Capt.Tom Capt.Tom is offline
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Treasure Coast, FL
Posts: 334
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Beard View Post
Capt. Tom,

Is the serial number on the bolt matching? And what is the barrel date and manufacturer? Please advise. Thanks for the pictures and thanks for your patronage. You have a prize!

J.B.
6/18 but no, unfortunately the serials don't match.
https://i.imgur.com/J0qNZWx.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/1KWwnzG.jpeg
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:09 PM.