1896/11 with Aluminum Bolt Knob
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    I just bought this slightly unusual 1896/11 on GB. At first glance, I assumed someone in the US had retrofitted a K31 bolt knob to replace a broken Bakelite part. But on closer examination, the knob is serialized to the rifle.

    I have seen 96/11 and maybe 1911 bolt knobs that are serialized, but I haven't heard of an aluminum piece being fitted. The rifle doesn't appear to have a Privatization stamp (P mark) anywhere on the receiver or barrel. It's also got an odd marking (maybe just damage) on top of the receiver bridge.

    Were 1896/11 rifles ever retrofitted with aluminum knobs? Or is it more likely that someone in the US did the replacement and stamped the knob to match?

    Does the mark on the receiver bridge have any meaning?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivaltm View Post
    Does the mark on the receiver bridge have any meaning?
    Likely means the guy with the "P" stamp was late for dinner.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parashooter View Post
    Likely means the guy with the "P" stamp was late for dinner.
    Are you saying it's a badly struck P?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rivaltm View Post
    Are you saying it's a badly struck P?
    I implied it's probable someone attempting to stamp a privatization "P" didn't do a good job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parashooter View Post
    I implied it's probable someone attempting to stamp a privatization "P" didn't do a good job.
    Excellent. I hadn't seen one stamped in that location before so it threw me off

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