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Posted by Dick Hosmer on Wednesday, 22 January 2014, at 8:25 p.m., in response to Cartouche, posted by Bill Browne on Wednesday, 22 January 2014, at 4:13 p.m.
The stamp indicates the acceptance of the arm into ordnance stores. The most common initials are SWP (Samuel W. Porter). Date below is the year of acceptance. The stronger the cartouche the better, so far as value is concerned.
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