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Pattern 1914...A Question Please!

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Is there any significance for a Pattern 1914 to have the initials "E" and "I"
stamped near the top and bottom of the buttstock on the right side, on
either side of the brass "unit disc"? Each initial is about 1 inch tall.
(Please let me know if I should post this on a different rifle Forum)

thanks in advance for your comments and suggestions!
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Ron - The "I" is in fact a Roman "1" and pertains to the fact that the Rifle is a Mark IE. In British service the three different makes of Pattern '14 were considered seperate Marks.

Ron - here is the opening part of List of Changes Paragraph 17798 that formally introduced the Pattern '14 rifle to British service.



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