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Recently bought a 1915 vintage SA 1903. Trying to understand the 6 46 stamped into stock between the butt swivel and the butt of the rifle and the G47 stenciled in white paint on the right side of stock near the butt. Gun reportedly used in WWII. Thinking the 6 46 may be when it left where it was used and the G47 something about when retrieved by the guy that carried it. Anyone familiar with these?
 

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The markings on the stock mean whatever the person who put them there wanted to convey. All the best...
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My guess is that the 6/46 stamp was put on when the rifle was arsenal rebuilt after WWII before being placed in storage.

The G47 is probably a rack number, to identify the rifle when it was issued to a particular unit. It would make it easy to identify a particular rifle from a distance, so that it could be retrieved from the rack by the soldier to whom it was issued.
 

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Appreciate the replys. Don't think it has been rebuilt at arsenal or it would have the rebuilding arsenals cartouche stamped next to the original inspectors; also every part on it is original from what I can see. Didn't think about a garrison number.
 
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