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    S-C 03A3 questions ...

    Hey All,
    Hope you had a happy Thanksgiving! I spent Black Friday working on a S-C 03A3! It is a CMPicon gun, and is largely correct, but I have a few questions:

    1) The stock appears to be an original, though the [FJA] and ordnance wheel markings are very faint. Still, the inspection stamps in front of the trigger guard are present, and it got me to thinking: I have not seen replacement stocks stamped in this way, so I presume it is an original wartime stock; correct?



    2) The serial number has a line under it. Anyone seen something like this?



    Thanks all,
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    It's just the stamping die was over zealous and left a whole imprint.
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    Could someone have swapped out the stock after it left CMPicon? Armorers don't usually mangle the screw slots like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neal Myers View Post
    Could someone have swapped out the stock after it left CMPicon? Armorers don't usually mangle the screw slots like that.
    Hi Neal ... I think it is likely the gun has been disassembled a few times with the wrong screwdrivers after CMP, as there is at least one other screw I will look to replace: the windage yolk screw from the rear sight.

    That said, I have been to the CMP North store (OH), and have picked up several guns having buggered screws too.

    Anyone know if a replacement stock ever got the small numeric stamps (circle, diamond, square, etc)? I thought these were inspection marks applied at certain parts of original assembly, and - if the gun was restocked by an arsenal - the stock got the left-side arsenal mark (e.g. RA-P), but the process at the arsenal did not incorporate the use of subassembly inspection marking (small numeric inspection stamps in front of the trigger guard). I have never seen an exception to this, but thought I'd ask.
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    The stock may be "original wartime" but may have been switched around by the Greeks or even CMPicon, or a previous owner. No idea on the "underlined" serial number.

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