I picked up a 1951 dated RFI #1 Mk III (.303) this past weekend at a small gun show in a trade.
The bad news is it's CAI import marked but the good news is that it's completely matching including the mag. Other than stock dings from storage and such it is in excellent shape with a pristine bore and 90%+ blue.
I know what the DTE stamp is but can anyone tell me anything about the JOD stamp on the butt stock? Does the big S on the underside of the wrist mean the stock size?
From what little info I can find on these they seem to rank as a poor cousin to their Brit counterparts as to fit and finish but other than a crudely finished BP my rifle looks great.
Another odd thing I noticed was there is no rack number painted on the butt stock. Every India Enfield I've ever seen has a rack number on it.
I managed to get a pic of the stamps before being kicked off due to security concerns with this site.