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Re: Stock Markings
Posted by Dick Hosmer on Friday, 25 April 2014, at 9:50 a.m., in response to Stock Markings, posted by J. Dick on Friday, 25 April 2014, at 9:03 a.m.
If actually hand-carved, I'd have to think they would be a prior owner's initials, since I cannot recall anything similar being reported, nor have I ever seen such myself. "Official" markings - often in the form of 2/B/27 or some such - seem to be confined to the butt-stock (usually on the hammer side) and the comb ahead of the butt-plate tang.
The only exception that comes to mind is that the movie studios sometimes stamped their arms along the forend. Large (and very heavy) markings of "Fox" and "M G M" have been observed.
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