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i have a newly aqquired byf 41 that has the marking (ee) under the serial # on reiver and barrel-it's definetly two e"s and not the poorly stamped (ce) that i thiought at first-i don't see it in either of my books-thanks,scott
 

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Those are the "letter blocks" which is a form of shorthand that indicate the multiples of 10,000 that were produced,in addition to the number counted by the serial itself.
 

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thanks!-is there a known rhyme or reason to these codes,and if so is there any on line reference guide for them,i admit the books i have are very vague,i need to get "backbone"-scott
 
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