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    Savage Marking Variations

    With a production of over 1 million rifles, there are bound to be variations in markings over time. I have been fortunate to locate most of them. Not including font variations due to the marking stamps being replaced as they wore out.

    Not an extremely exciting area of collecting but since I had them out I had to share.

    1941 Vary rare as there most likely is less than 1,500 made and dated
    1942(body wall) Harder to find as they changed the date location between 11C and 12C
    1942(butt socket) Easy to find, continued until year-end, around 35C
    1943(butt socket) Easy to find, continued, but not continuous to around 51C to 60C
    1943(butt socket with square S on socket and body wall) around 46C (this one I am missing)
    1943(body wall) Harder to find, I have only seen them around 46C to 47C (finish is always poor on these for some reason?)
    Undated from around 57C to finish easiest to find as they made up about half of production.

    Bayonets, square S, square S in a box (small), square S in a box (large)
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    That’s some excellent info which I’ve never seen compiled before. I have a 1943 (body wall) slightly out of the range you mention at
    49C09XX.

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    Thanks I will adjust my records. The 1943 date cross over is a mess.

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    Makes me wonder again why the UKicon made rifles were not also just struck with a similar stamp the way the early Maltby's were. That electro-pencil business certainly can't have been cheaper or quicker. A decent fly-press could have done the job.
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    Do savafes normally have a marking top right rear of the reciver just above the wrist next to the bolt track. Mine is a T and appears to be a T within a circle. But not being a standard place for a completion T I am unsure.

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    My Savage no.4 mk1 (T) is a 15C prefix and has the year (1942) on the body wall.

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    It is an 0C if context helps

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    Have a 1941 MkI here in the 0C59-- range.

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