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Old 11-13-2021, 05:16 PM
wolfgolf96 wolfgolf96 is offline
 
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Default SC 1903a3 Unit Cartouche ID Help!

Picked up this fresh looking SC 1903a3 from the Tulsa show. I am stumped on the unit ID. Any help with be appreciated!

https://imgur.com/a/0esFbJX
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Old 11-13-2021, 06:44 PM
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Gonna need a closer look
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Old 11-13-2021, 06:46 PM
wolfgolf96 wolfgolf96 is offline
 
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Gonna need a closer look
It says AY 137
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Old 11-14-2021, 03:22 AM
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Military rifles/pistols don't have unit ID markings on them, they have rack numbers painted on them

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Old 11-20-2021, 08:56 AM
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Military rifles/pistols don't have unit ID markings on them, they have rack numbers painted on them
There are examples of Trapdoors that have unit markings on them, and Iíve seen at least one 03A4 that had the unit painted on the stock, so itís not unheard of.

In this case Iíd agree itís most likely a rack number painted on by the unit armorer.
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Old 11-20-2021, 09:04 AM
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Default unit markings

I have a converted 1903 stock (from 30-03 cal) and on the top tang of the butt plate is marked as follows: H over 8 over 18 which translates to Troop H, 8th Cavalry, Trooper #18.

Stock came from CMP rifle and sent to me by Rick B.

The 8th Cavalry went into Mexico in 1916 on the Punitive Expedition
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Old 11-20-2021, 11:28 AM
wolfgolf96 wolfgolf96 is offline
 
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Ah I see my folly. I collect English stuff mostly and they were keen on unit ID's for a time. Might be a little hard to tell, but the markings are pretty deep cartouches that have been filled in with white paint. I have several Garand's with painted on numbers which I knew to be rack numbers. However, I had never seen one cartouched like this. Thanks for the info!
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