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Winchester 1895 Russian Contract Stock Forearm markings question
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November 20, 2022 - 4:19 pm
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My recently acquired 1895 Russian Contract Winchester has some markings on the stock forearm that I have no idea where they are from. I reached out to the Cody firearms museum and they had no info on it on their end either. (I don’t know how to link pictures here so here’s a descriptor) On the side in the finger grooves slot there is a marking that looks like “<K>” and on the underside near the barrel band are two markings that look like “M” and “W”. Anyone know who marked the stocks of these things like this?

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November 20, 2022 - 7:47 pm
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There is a good chance that these are Russian inspector marks.  Maybe Rob or Brad has seen these?

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November 20, 2022 - 7:50 pm
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I got a reply from Rob, and he doesn’t recognize them.

Mine does have 2/3 inspector markings on the receiver and barrel, but the one on the buttstock is gone.

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November 23, 2022 - 6:09 pm
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View post on imgur.com

Heres a link to some pics I took of the gun. The last two pics are the mystery markings

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