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Old June 5, 2009, 11:06 AM   #9
James K
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Most of the symbol and letter markings on those guns are inspection marks, put on by persons now unknown to indicate that the part had passed one of often many inspections. The eagle head is the U.S. proof/acceptance stamp, indicating that the rifle passed final proof and was accepted by the army.

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