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Picked up an Erfurt 1915/1920 Kar 98a today - all external numbers matching. The finger grooved stock has a mark I don't know. It's a half-inch by half-inch "A" on the left side, just forward of the sling slot. The tip points towards the muzzle; the "legs" point toward the butt plate. This is the only marking on the wood that I see. Any ideas what it represents?
 

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The A on the left side of the stock is said to be a Spanish Civil War Anarchist marking. That may be true but the usual Anarchist marking was an A in a circle. It might also be a marking for the rebuild facility like the better known MP8 marking. An A on the right side of the stock on German rifles indicates the stock is made of maple (uncommon).
 

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The A on the left side of the stock is said to be a Spanish Civil War Anarchist marking. That may be true but the usual Anarchist marking was an A in a circle. It might also be a marking for the rebuild facility like the better known MP8 marking. An A on the right side of the stock on German rifles indicates the stock is made of maple (uncommon).
Just a little trivia-"Acer" is the Genus name of the maple family.


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