Most people are familiar with the 20,000 model 1892 SRC in .44WCF purchased by the British Admiralty during 1915 and issued to misalliances craft. These bear the DCP mark.
In addition there is the purchase of a 1,000 carbines by Lord Nunburnholme in February 1915 and then gifted to the nation. I have never found anything related to this purchase in the Mccracken Library unfortunately. I did contact the current Lord Nunburnholme but he had no knowledge of his Grandfathers time in the war. The family name is Wilson and they made their money in shipping.
Some Model 1892 SRC in .44WCF have been observed without the DCP mark but bearing a typical British ordnance proof mark of crossed pennants. These examples are rare.I have only recorded 3 of these in my data base. It is not known for certain if this marking was applied to the Lord Nunburnholme purchase/gift but it seems likely.
Does anyone else have one of these carbines with this marking that I can add to my survey?
So far I have not found any additional examples in my data. It is a bit laborious as I have to look at each image file folder for the DCP marked guns on my list to see if I misinterpreted the proof style. I should be able to complete the search today. I do agree that the SN 7083XX is most likely a typo.
Model 1892 / Model 61 Collector, Research, Valuation