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Old August 15, 2012, 08:48 AM   #3
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The circle P is indeed a proof mark. It is applied after the rifle has been successfully proof fired.

Most mil-surps have a assortment of marking from different inspectors and generally only have one or two "Proof" marks.

Could this be a poor fake, or just a sloppy original?
I would think a original. The Smith Corona in the pic has several Rem parts and the wood has been heavily sanded.

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