Hi All, I'm new to the forum and I am looking for some help on the background of my 03A3 Rifle. I recently purchased the Rifle and am very Happy with it. A Great shooter. I have attached some photos (I Hope). It is a Remington with sn-3,55x,xxx which would be correct for the date on the barrel (3-43) and is a 4 groove. Appears to be basically 100% blued metal. The stock itself is in great shape (not new) and appears to be a Remington 03A3 stock type 11 that would also be correct for this time period of 1943. My question is this- the stock has absolutely no Cartouche or markings of any kind that I can find. What would the most likely explanation for this be? Does the absense of stock markings deminish the value?The stock and hand guards are of the same wood and finish. Thanks in advance for any help and comments.