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Old March 16, 2017, 06:01 PM   #1
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Help identifying stock marking on a Swiss 1889

Hey all, I've tried to find anything on these stampings on my newly acquired 1889. Any help would be appreciated.


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Old March 17, 2017, 12:44 PM   #2
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The name marking ("Fr. Ammann") is probably that of a dealer who sold the surplus rifle. Such markings are common on surplus military arms sold off through the normal arms trade (i.e., not war capture).

Sorry, I can't help with the numbers.

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Old March 17, 2017, 01:45 PM   #3
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'Fr. Ammann' is more likely to be a previous owner. Possibly the troopie it was issued to long ago. I believe import stamps must be a country and on the receiver.
The numbers are probably rack/inventory numbers. Peacetime NCO's, everywhere, love stuff like that.
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Old March 20, 2017, 01:13 AM   #4
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A marking put on by an owner is not likely to be done using a commercially made stamp; the stamp costs too much to use it for marking a personal possession. That is just too neat to be anything but the marking of a store or a commercial dealer.

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Old March 20, 2017, 05:02 PM   #5
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Google says "ammann" means mayor or town magistrate in Swiss(German?). Don't know about Fr.
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It is also a proper surname in German speaking countries.

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