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Excellent information there Asquare10. I'm going to print that off and keep it in my notes.

The prefixes that each factory used cycled through the alphabet, when they reached Z, they went back to A and started the sequence again. Just imagine finding two rifles with the same serial number, not impossible but highly unlikely!


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Open for interpretation but generally, the part of the rifle referred to as the wrist is the metal band that sits between the butt stock and the fore stock. Also known as the butt band or butt socket.
Calling the metal there the wrist is a bit of a missnomer, the wrist is actually the pistol grip or the small of the butt.

The pic that you show of the section just in front of the bolt into which the barrel screws is known as the receiver ring. The barrel just in front of that where it is thickest over the chamber is known as the barrel reinforce. On top of the reinforce is a machined flat known as the nock's form. 

Use of the correct terminology lets us be all on the same page.
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Right. Thanks for the clarification on the anatomy of an SMLE. It is all becoming clearer.
So it is the receiver ring will the majority of markings that needs the fuller interpretation.
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The rear (breech) end of the barrel, under the lower (rear) handguard is usually plastered with a huge number of small stamps.

The handguard is only held on by spring clips so its easy to pop off. Just be careful not to angle it sharply a that risks damage to the "fingers" of wood covering the sides of the sight mount.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote A square 10 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Yesterday at 5:32pm
huh - did a post get deleted regarding what the wrist was ? i seem to have missed it 
you need to post photo of the wrist band - right side , it has the data we requested , there is more to be learned elsewhere but that  is the starting point , 

the SSA and NRF notations are found behind the bolt on the receiver 
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Not by me.

Is it the one a few posts up from Englishman CA?
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Okay I will try and remove the handguard at some point in the future. My wife has told me she is going to take the gun away and wrap it for Christmas. Fair doos as she bought it for me.
I did manage to sneak a couple of better shots on one of our girls' iPhone 10 of the receiver ring/wrist.
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nice gift , i think i figured out why i thought one was missing - i skipped a page for some reason , no problem , 

this is the shot we are looking for 

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