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    Default Remington P14

    Not sure if this is the correct forum..

    I would like to know if anyone has information about these rifles. I recently purchased my first one locally for $240. The rifle has no import markings. Barrel is in excellent condition. The maker is Remington, Serial # is 225080. Matching numbers on the bolt, rear sight, barrel, and receiver. The original volley sights are gone, possibly from an upgrade for WW2?

    Can anyone explain some of the markings to me?
    Does anyone know who and where these rifles were sold off to after WW1?
    How did these rifles make their way to the USA?

    Thank you.

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    Dang! That is a great deal! Most were upgraded for WWII I think most did home guard duty in England. I know some guy used by French forces in the WWII era, many others I'm unable to remember. I have a pic of I believe Senegalese forces armed with them. I'll try to dig it up. Hard to view the pics on my phone, someone will know I'm sure.


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    It even appears to have its matching bolt! THAT is pretty rare.

    You paid less than half what one would expect to pay for a matching P14 in that condition. You really knocked it out of the ballpark!

    The volley sights were removed on most of the P14's during what is referred to as the Weedon upgrade. It is pretty rare to find a P14 with the volley sights anymore.

    P14's were sent and used all over the place. Any markings you might find on the stock may be able to shed some light on this rifle's travels.

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    Some of the early imports had the importer's markings located on the barrel under the rear handguard. Later changes from the BATF moved the markings into more visible locations.

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    Huntsky, my eyesight is not so good, but the import mark in your photo looks to me to be SPR SPIR PN RN PA, which I understand to be a U.S. import mark for Springfield Sporters , Penn Run PA, which I believe imported P14s in the late 1960's, or thereabouts. I posted a question a few weeks ago to see if anyone knew where these imports came from, but had no response. If you find out, please let me know. McAuslan

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    Quote Originally Posted by huntsky View Post
    There was an import stamp under the handguard. If anyone would be so kind as to help me out with the stock markings or any other information would be much appreciated!!! it is picture # 14 on here https://ibb.co/fHtEtv . Is that a NZ or Australian mark?
    That particular mark (circle arrow 506) is an indication that your P14 spent time in the warm, sunny climes of India. My P14 has precisely the same mark.

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    Standard British P14 military view and proof marks. Also your bolt was forced matched to this rifle and originally came from another rifle.

    India sold off a whole bunch of surplus P14's in the 1990's and they generally showed little actual firing use as most were never issued widely there and were mainly reserve stock rifles. A hell of a lot were also converted to DP (Drill Purpose) use with a drilled out hole through the chamber and stock.

    As mentioned you got a good deal on it by the sounds of it.
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