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Does anyone know the marking on top of the buttplate?
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Thanks for all the warm welcome.
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could be Dept of defence 3 military district 
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I would be cautious of low density smokeless powder loads.  Some powders are fine for this purpose (like 4895); some are not.  Not likely we know what powder was used in the 7.62 x 39 cartridges.  If it were me, I would use a known powder type and use minimum charge weights from published load tables.   
 
Is the 7.62 bullet measure approx. .310?  If you are using a Lee collet die, you can get an undersized mandrel from Lee if your not getting sufficient neck tension. 
 
The 2 groove is a bit of a mystery, I thought only Long Branch and Savage made two groove barrels, but perhaps other factories made them. 
 
 
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Originally posted by smerdon42 smerdon42 wrote:

could be Dept of defence 3 military district 

Would you share a bit more about Dept of defence 3 military district?
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Originally posted by britrifles britrifles wrote:

I would be cautious of low density smokeless powder loads.  Some powders are fine for this purpose (like 4895); some are not.  Not likely we know what powder was used in the 7.62 x 39 cartridges.  If it were me, I would use a known powder type and use minimum charge weights from published load tables.   
 
Is the 7.62 bullet measure approx. .310?  If you are using a Lee collet die, you can get an undersized mandrel from Lee if your not getting sufficient neck tension. 
 
The 2 groove is a bit of a mystery, I thought only Long Branch and Savage made two groove barrels, but perhaps other factories made them. 
 
 

The use of 7.62x39 was mentioned here also. Read from elsewhere some use 7.62x54r pulled projectile and 80% of powder from the round to load 303.

Yes, 7.62x39 and 7.62x54r are 0.311. 

The 2 groove barrel has identical serial number marking as on the receiver; the forearm stock also has the same marking.  

None bothers me, as long as I get some fun out of it.  I loaded up 30 round using Trail Boss powder, be heading to the range next week.
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you see a lot of British rifles that ended up in Australian service stamped with. D Arrow D or Dmilitary district ie 1,2,3,4,5,6 D , 3 would be a Victorian rifle . We also use still today a numerical prefix to represent what state you enlisted in ie my dad was a 1 for als and mine is a 2 for nsw
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Originally posted by smerdon42 smerdon42 wrote:

you see a lot of British rifles that ended up in Australian service stamped with. D Arrow D or Dmilitary district ie 1,2,3,4,5,6 D , 3 would be a Victorian rifle . We also use still today a numerical prefix to represent what state you enlisted in ie my dad was a 1 for als and mine is a 2 for nsw

What is "als"?  I assume nsw is New South Wales.
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damn auto correct it was qld Queensland and in ww2 if you had a x in you service number it meant you served in a overseas combat zone 
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3rd military district , victoria , my 1915 BSA mkIII is so marked as well , it served in both wars , this was its WWII service , 
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Good info, thanks.
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