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    Default Russian 1895 musket--what are these markings?

    Can't find much on Russian Winchester markings except for the standard X?3 in a box. Does anyone know the meaning or origin of the additional marks on this Musket?

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    Never seen those markings before. Mine just has the standard markings and a lot of proof marks but nothing like yours.

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    Most likely repair or inspection markings from Russia or Spain.

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    Thanks for the input. Somewhere online I have seen a photo with similar marking on another Russian 1895, but it had no explanation, so I'm still in the dark.

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    ХиЗ = Хатунцев и Заде, the initials of the Russian inspectors at the manufacturing plant: Capt. Hatuntsev (Сергей Петрович Хатунцев) and Colonel Zade (Артемий Яковлевич Заде).

    Here is a list of the members of the commission in charge of weapons procurement from the US. The second scan shows Winchester deliveries by month.
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