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Old December 10, 2012, 03:52 PM   #9
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there is no evidence I can find that it was machined off.
The Indians were famous (infamous?) for "scrubbing" markings when they got a rifle & then re-stamping it. I don't think yours is acrubbed because they'd usually remove everything & re-stamp & you have several original stamps like the US Army Ordinance flaming bomb.

There were a lot of un-stamped US PROPERTY Savage rifles & no-one has ever come up with a definitive proof of why. Also it's an Enfield, so never say "never" or "always"
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