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    Default Question on punch marks on Remington Mosin Nagant receiver.

    Yesterday I picked up a 1918 Remington MN, non matching, but in very nice condition. I noted that it has five prick punches on the receiver and I cannot locate info on these. First time I've seen this. Any idea what the purpose is? Thanks in advance.

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    I can rule out Rockwell or Brinell testing just in case someone suggests it.

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    Never seen it on a Mosin, but a lot of countries used similar marks every time a rifle went into an armorer/arsenal fot repair or maintenance.....

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    Could possibly be a SCW (Spanish Civil War) Mosin trait. : http://scwmosin.weebly.com/the-five-punch-mark.html
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    Looks like Spanish Civil War

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    They're not alignment marks, that's for sure.

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    In the 1950's collectors used odd markings on their firearms to establish ownership if they were stolen. Some courts did not feel serial numbers were reliable or the owners were negligent in recording serial numbers. FWIW.

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    I agree. Looks and placement lean toward the Spanish Civil War theory. You folks are great. I really wish this rifle could talk. I will try and get some more photos up on this post this week end.
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    Does this have USSR marked on it anywhere? Practically all SCW rifles have it on the receiver.

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    Jaws2 I disagree that practically all SCW rifles have that on the receiver. The USSR or abv of this makes it pretty much SCW but many many rifles were not marked that way as well. My point of view, which is not the final word. In the same way not all Finn rifles are marked SA or have the D mark on the chambers of the barrel. Most do but it is not that rare that they don't. I think you have to take the whole rifle into consideration as not all were so marked. My thoughts anyway. Regards, John.

    added later: Jaws2, sorry if I misunderstood your statement on the USSR stamp. I read it that they mostly had it, you may have been saying "where" the stamp would be if they had it? I reread your post and see I may have read it wrong, if so sorry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Handsome Devil View Post
    Jaws2 I disagree that practically all SCW rifles have that on the receiver. The USSR or abv of this makes it pretty much SCW but many many rifles were not marked that way as well. My point of view, which is not the final word. In the same way not all Finn rifles are marked SA or have the D mark on the chambers of the barrel. Most do but it is not that rare that they don't. I think you have to take the whole rifle into consideration as not all were so marked. My thoughts anyway. Regards, John.

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