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I have a 1918 Springfield 1903 with a SPL cartouche on the left side of the stock, do any of you possibly have any information on this cartouche?
 
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I'm sure Bruce Canfield would know + possibly Charlie Wallace here in Austin. If you don't get an answer you could always direct an email to Bruce @ The American Rifleman.


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SPL is not one of the known factory or depot inspectors. Post a picture of it. It has been rarely seen on 1918/1919 SA production, but no one knows who it was. He must have been a temporary inspector.
Not common for sure.
Is it script or block? is it in a box or not? Is it next to SA, or any other marks?
How many P marks are there on the bottom of the wrist, just aft of the trigger guard? Are they in a circle, box, or alone?
Just curious.
 
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The SPL is in block form and it has one circle P directly behind the trigger guard, serial number and barrel indicate manufacturing 6-18
 
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One P means it has not been rebuilt. You have an unusual rifle.
 
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I would really like to have someone who is a expert on 1903 Springfield examine this rifle.
 
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No experts here on AR; but I have been collecting them for 50 years.
I thought you were going to send me a picture.
SPL was an unknown inspector at SA. I have never been able to find any record of him, but that stamp has been seen in the 1918 range, rarely.
 
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No experts here on AR; but I have been collecting them for 50 years.
I thought you were going to send me a picture.
SPL was an unknown inspector at SA. I have never been able to find any record of him, but that stamp has been seen in the 1918 range, rarely.


Sorry about that got busy breaking in a new pit baller smoker, I just sent a few pictures to your email.
 
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I posted a question on Culvers Shooting Page. Got a couple of responses and a picture. Nothing new though.

http://www.jouster2.com/forums...-SPL-Stock-Cartouche


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Originally posted by Jgrabow6493:
I posted a question on Culvers Shooting Page. Got a couple of responses and a picture. Nothing new though.

http://www.jouster2.com/forums...-SPL-Stock-Cartouche


Thanks!
 
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