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    Posted: June 12 2018 at 10:01pm
the stacking swivel went out with the mkVI trials , as much as it might add to the appearance would not be correct , even tho early no4s would allow it to be fitted up , i think later they quit D&Ting for that later on but im not certain of that ,  
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The bolt head appears to be a 3. Visible in one of the photos.
Probably worth checking the headspace just to make sure all is well.
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Yes, Savage & Long Branch traded & swapped parts all the time.
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Ok. Thanks guys. I kinda thought it might be a Savage stock but wasn't sure. I really appreciate the help. I am definitely addicted now. Interesting note about the stacking swivel. Didn't know that. The socket I was referring to was the round receiver extension thing that the buttstock mates up to.
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Shamu is very correct about the stacking swivel.
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the squared "S" in a box would mean it has a savage bit on it , most likely changed in service but could be after - would not have been original , not a bad thing either , 
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Stacking swivels were not issued with No4 rifles they'd been discontinuity by the time the No4 was made in service.
The only comparable thing I know of was the Turkish issue stacking rod.
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which "socket" you referring to?
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Thanks for the info. I really appreciate your expertise. I don't know if you could see it but right behind the socket there is a number 5 or a blocky letter S inside a square. Do you know what that means?
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OK - you did fine as referenced above , the arrow in the "U" indicates south african service i believe and that is not a detriment either , it looks clean and original , the radway green ammo is a big plus , the pointy bit [depending on which one you got] is as well , if its an SA blade version so marked it is a plus plus ,, if its a spike its still a plus - the SA service might have seen both , that vintage rifle would originaly been issued with a spike of the same era , there is no corrilation of mfgr of bayos to rifles in issueing , a longbranch spikewould be fun , yet as a collector id like an SA blade with my SA rifle - just me , 
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Here are the rest of the pics. Some markings on the stock are strange to me. Also, the rifle is missing the front stacking swivel. Does anyone know where I can find one?
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The big question is is it still in military configuration? If so, you got an outstanding deal. If not, it still is a good deal due to the rarity of those early no star Long Branch rifles. Please post some pictures. We would love to see it.
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You Did Fantastic   No star Longbranchs are very rare  total production  of the no star was about 10,000
They typically sell for  twice what you paid for it.
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