Was the rifle a later (higher serial numbered) example?Friend examined a near mint T-2 that lacked an inspectior's stamp on the bottom of the butt. The stock appeared to be original. Comments?
Originally Posted by arisakadogs
Is that the inspection mark area of the stock in that one photo?Yes, 3rd from left on first set of pics.
John:Mine is number 13917 has a very pronounced inspection stamp in the usual place. It's a near mint rifle; all matching to include the dust cover, has an untouched mum and staked screws. The stock shows shaping marks as though it was hand carved.
John in Charlotte, NC
Are the drugs you use expensive?I discussed this with Garfield, (have to learn the lad something,) and I wondered if it could be that the stock was "finished" when the stain was close to the end of however stain was stored, it had thickened and the color particles had settled/intensified? But, what do I know about things like this.