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Old August 15, 2012, 12:04 PM   #26
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Sory, these are all one image.
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Old August 15, 2012, 08:14 PM   #27
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The OP's No1 has RFI on the buttsocket. This is a post-1948 rifle. The 1962 date looks legit to me. We most be looking at two different rifles. The first photo clearly shows a RFI identification mark. I'm not seeing any GRI marking on the buttsocket.
The "GRI" is on the forward receiver ring, not on the butt socket. It's not a big deal to grind markings off the butt socket then restamp.
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Old August 17, 2012, 11:39 AM   #28
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Old August 18, 2012, 03:25 PM   #29
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With that lacquered finish and the mix and match stamps I get the feeling this gun was born out of a parts crate.
That is my feeling.

India gained its independance well before 1962. Why would GRI, George Rex Imperious, barrel be on an Indian 1962 receiver?
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