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Looking over my 1903/14/27 this morning, I noticed a stamp I hadn't seen before. It's just ahead of the forward action screw on the bottom. The oval is faint, but the bottom of it appears to read "Roma".

I searched, but couldn't find any reference to a stamp like that.
 

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Interesting possibilities. However, let me complicate things. Perhaps, the stamp is from after it left Greek possesion. The gun also has a Nazi capture stamp on the pistol grip of the stock.

Additionally, the gun had an unrepaired duffel cut.
 

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My apologies for the terse replies and scant pictures.. My wife had the computer, and my phone was not cooperating as it should.

Now that I have the time and means to properly reply- The gun is a mismatch, or rather a force match. The stock is overstamped to match the gun, the bolt is a earlier cross proofed one, ground at the root and stamped to match, and the forward action screw has a cross. Everything else is a Breda star. The grind and renumber on the bolt has the same patina as the rest of it.

I found it in "as brought back" condition in a hole in the wall shop in NH a few years ago. Unrepaired duffel cut, cracks all through the action area of the stock, dings and gouges everywhere. Price was less than half what they were going for on Gunbroker, so I am pretty confident this one hasn't been monkeyed with. Even if it was, I certainly got my money's worth.

See pictures below. I can do more tomorrow, I have the day off, and the light will be better.
 

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