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That stock is in amazing condition. Congratulations.
 

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I had a look through my various Skennerton references and could not quickly find the Circle K - I think JB might be onto something!
 

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As with Doogal on your other post could we see the whole butt as it looks like coachwood? Lithgow imported Italian walnut for its blanks when setting up for manufacture so the entire rifle when originally shipped from the factory would have been that. It may be my eyes but that 3 looks like a 5!! Does it have any MD serials?
 

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I’ve noted the K many times, particularly on later FTR’s that I’ve owned. Even my HT sniper that was FTR’d in 54 had it. I’ve no idea but it has been suggested by high end collectors it’s an armorers ID mark.
It certainly does look like coachwood. Exceptionally crisp markings. Have noted often these early 3’s can look like 5’s particularly barrel dates

edit, actually I recall an N in a circle used as well
 

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Very skilfully photographed so you would almost miss it if you were not looking.

What made me look is that huge gap where the barrel looks as if it is not properly fitted - half a turn out ?


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