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    Greetings,
    I am in the process of cleaning 50 years of goo off a 1915 Westinghouse M91 Finn capture and can not determine what the mark on the top of the tang is. There is not a mark on the bottom and on the left side is a 5. I can't tell if this is a stamp over or just something I can not find referenced. Any help would be greatly appreciated.




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    It looks like the provisional black powder proof that's on the barrels.
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    I was thinking the same thing accept it is much larger than the black poweder proof, and then has a horizontal J thru it, which is why I thought maybe an overstamp of an old partially obscured mark. I was trying to figure out if the receiver is original Westinghnouse or not, I am guessing not.
    Thanks for the reply.

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