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1894 SRC proof marks
July 13, 2020
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hello there..i have a SRC made in 1906 with the barrel proofmark ahead of the rear sight..wondering if anyone knows about that?

July 13, 2020
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hello there..i have a SRC made in 1906 with the barrel proofmark ahead of the rear sight..wondering if anyone knows about that?  

 I most certainly do.  Many of the SRCs manufactured in 1906/07 are found with the proof mark stamp just forward of the rear sight.  Quite often, they also have the August 14 patent date error marking on them as well.  What is the serial number on the SRC you are looking at?

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July 13, 2020
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Here are three that I have in my research survey;

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July 13, 2020
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ser# is 315449..unfortunately it isnt an error date barrel..im having a hard time uploading a picture

July 13, 2020
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mdevink223@aol.com said
ser# is 315449..unfortunately it isnt an error date barrel..im having a hard time uploading a picture  

Does your SRC have a 3-leaf express sight on it versus the more common 44A ladder sight?

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July 13, 2020
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it does have a 3 leaf express rear sight

July 13, 2020
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mdevink223@aol.com said
it does have a 3 leaf express rear sight  

That seems to be the common theme.  The 3-leaf express sight was apparently just a bit longer than the 44A, thereby making it necessary to move the proof mark forward of the sight.

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July 13, 2020
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im glad to know the 3 leaf belongs there..it seems the lyman tang sight has been there since day 1 also

July 14, 2020
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The 3-leaf Express sight was an optional (no extra cost) sight for the Model 1894, and is most frequently found on the Pre-WW I SRCs.

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