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I have aquired an all matching numbers 1918 No. 1 MK 111* Ishapore ftr'd in 1928, the * has been lined out, it has a mag cutoff, no windage adjustment on the rear sight. The stock was painted brown, no magazine, and the buttstock had initials carved about a 1/4" deep. The bore is pristine,metal on the reciever is a bit patina'd, but the rest of the metal is very nice



















I have stripped the stock, what is the proper finish? Blo? Any suggestions on repairing the carved butt, or just say it was owned by someone famous with the initials E.W.B. I did find an Indian magazine on GB for $40.





Small cartouche under the "carving"



A number 8, or a S under the grip.





If I can get the finish on it I can put this baby back together, any idea on what it might be worth, not that I'm selling it though.
 

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BLO would be the appropriate finish.

Don't think that the carving could be steamed out though, too much meat is gone, you could always get another buttstock if you couldn't live with the initials, shouldn't be too hard to find one.
 
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