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I believe that is a big U that is only half struck,  I think it was Goosic who pointed it out.  It was a while back,
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105GunGrunt, I looked things up and your rifles falls into a range where I can't find specific contract information. Sorry.

devrep, when Fazakerley switched over to the Mk 2 they didn't reset the serial numbers, they kept going. There was some overlap on serial numbers as well. It seems they estimated Mk 1 production and overran the estimate to have an overlap with Mk 2 serial numbers. In Stratton's book it is also stated that the lowest observed Mk 2 serial number is in the 80,000 range. As to the mark, I wish it was more complete but it is entirely possible yours came out of South Africa. Mine was there too and a whole lot of these early PF series rifles ended up there. Are there any more markings like that? Some were stamped here and there while some, mine in particular, were stamped all over the place.

A_Square, I am happy to help when I can and I'm sure that's why I ended up with your books and notes. You know I'll share the info. And yes, we do need to meet up again. Hopefully this pandemic will run its course soon and things will open back up so we can have a nice long sitdown.
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look forward to it my friend , and yes i knew you would share , not a lot of folks bought strattons books because of the missing and in some cases erroneous info , but we have to work with what we have and skennerton did not cover some of the details stratton tried to provide , 
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