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I picked up this pre war stock a couple weeks ago, it's got some odd things about I've never seen before. There's a 42 that's stamped on it twice, once by the top of the buttplate, and near the refurb stamp. The second part is what would the cartouche have been? it's about an inch wide and a complete circle but pretty faint, the last part is what are the two dark spots in the stock by the trigger? Grease? oil? Blood?

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George
 

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Can't help you on the "42", the spots might be tar or anything, and regarding the cartouche, sounds like it's an Izhevsk stock and that's their circular "CCCP" stamp.
 

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The dark spots may be deep iron rust from shallow frag that was later sanded out at refurb -it leaves black oxidation if it is allowed to rust into the wood.
 

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Ol' Relic. Other than what you mention of the cicular "CCCP" cartouche stamp on the Izhevsk stock do you know of any other "traits" that identify a TUla stock from a Izhevsk stock"? Did the two arsenals produce their own stocks or did the stocks come from an outside source?
 
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