Thanks for the links... better info than I found on my own so far...
problem is, the markings are genuinely better than those shown as fakes ( crown is perfect shape, no typo's or miss matched letters, or fonts, ect. )
the guy I bought if from, said it was authenticated at ( I don't remember exactly ) but something like at the "South Dakota Arms Auction", or some such...
It may still be a copy, ( most likely in fact ), but it was good enough to fool my retired builder buddy until he got inside it ( & he's built & rebuilt lots of Martini's & has drawers of spare parts )
from the markings, he's still wondering if Enfield ever licensed some India company to produce them before they released them from "ownership" ???
In life you either make dust or eat dust...
Last edited by Magnum Wheel Man; April 4, 2013 at 02:39 PM.