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 Post subject: Markings and Stamps
PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:09 am 
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After reading the previous post regarding the "H" on the stock, I figured I post mine also. Here's a list of the markings I have found thus far on my Mauser. Haven't even gotten around to taking the bolt apart or the barrel off of the stock. A lot of them are easy to figure out, but what are the various random letters and random numbers for?

Bolt Top Handle:

B
4662 (Bolt SN)

Bolt Bottom Handle:

O U

Bottom Of Safety:

Turkish Moon

Receiver:

TC
AS (Star) FA
ANK (Turkish Moon) ARA
K. KALE
1942

Side Of Receiver:

97609 (Rifle SN)

Inside Receiver:

R

Rear Sight Button:

Turkish Moon

Rear Sight Slide:

609 (Rifle SN)

Rear Sight:

97609 (Rifle SN)

Rear Sight Bracket:

97609 (Rifle SN)

Back Side Of Rear Sight:

A (Stamped)

Bottom Of Stock:

A (Stamped)
B (Raised)

Spring Cover Plate:

8
8
F B
7609 (Rifle SN)

Bottom Of Stock, Pistol Grip:

11
A with a sideways F

Barrel:

M1938 TURKISH 8MM
CAI GEORGIA VT (Century Arms International)

Mike
USAF Retired

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1890 Danzig Gew M88
1917 Tula M91
1927 Tikkakoski M91 Stepped Barrel on a 1894 Izhevsk Receiver
1932 Izhevsk M91/30 (PM marked)
1933 Tula M95
1939 Tula M91/30
1942 K Kale M38
1943 Izhevsk M91/30
1947 Izhevsk M44
1948/49 MAS-36


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 Post subject: Re: Markings and Stamps
PostPosted: Tue Mar 01, 2011 1:09 am 
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One of the cool things about Turkish rifles is all of the markings you will find and the fact that there is so little information out there.
Here is a post I did a while back on my Turkish ATF Mauser about the markings.
viewtopic.php?f=34&t=63723
Whth the help from members here on the forum I hope to build up some more information stickies on Turks that will help people to learn more about them. It would be nice to have one that covered the markings and stamps.

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 Post subject: Re: Markings and Stamps
PostPosted: Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:44 pm 
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After breaking the rifle down I found more numbers and stuff, updated list below. I agree it's fun and would be great to learn the meaning of all these numbers, letters etc.


Bolt Top Handle:

B
4662 (SN)

Bolt Bottom Handle:

O U

Bottom Of Safety:

Turkish Moon

Receiver:

TC
AS (Star) FA
ANK (Turkish Moon) ARA
K. KALE
1942

Side Of Receiver:

97609 (Rifle SN)

Inside Receiver:

R

Receiver Housing Bottom:

B
N

Rear Sight Button:

Turkish Moon

Rear Sight Slide:

609 (Rifle SN)

Rear Sight:

97609 (Rifle SN)

Rear Sight Bracket:

97609 (Rifle SN)

Rear Sight Base:

97609 (Rifle SN)

Back Side Of Rear Sight:

A (Stamped)

Bottom Of Stock:

A (Stamped)
B (Raised)

Spring Cover Plate:

8
8
F B
7609 (Rifle SN)

Bottom Of Stock, Pistol Grip:

11
A with a side-ways F

Barrel Breech End Under Stock:

106419 over 7 (The 9 stamped over a 7)
Turkish Moon
T
7.91

Trigger Plate:

Star
S

Barrel Muzzle End:

M1938 TURKISH 8MM
CAI GEORGIA VT (Century Arms International)

Mike
USAF Retired

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Mike
USAF Retired

1890 Danzig Gew M88
1917 Tula M91
1927 Tikkakoski M91 Stepped Barrel on a 1894 Izhevsk Receiver
1932 Izhevsk M91/30 (PM marked)
1933 Tula M95
1939 Tula M91/30
1942 K Kale M38
1943 Izhevsk M91/30
1947 Izhevsk M44
1948/49 MAS-36


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 Post subject: Re: Markings and Stamps
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:44 am 
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This sort of thing gives me a grudging admiration for the Turks. They get lambasted for occassional crudeness and rough fit in their weapons, as well as their tendency to mix and match parts. The Turks didn't have much cash and had to improvise.

To me it's part of their charm. I'm amazed at some of the ingenious things they managed to do to produce functional rifles. Now and then, you come across some tricky little repair a Turkish smith pulled off to get an otherwise ruined rifle ready for the battlefield. It can be amazing to see what they were able to do with limited resources.


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 Post subject: Re: Markings and Stamps
PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 1:22 pm 
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Reverend Mauser wrote:
This sort of thing gives me a grudging admiration for the Turks. They get lambasted for occassional crudeness and rough fit in their weapons, as well as their tendency to mix and match parts. The Turks didn't have much cash and had to improvise.

To me it's part of their charm. I'm amazed at some of the ingenious things they managed to do to produce functional rifles. Now and then, you come across some tricky little repair a Turkish smith pulled off to get an otherwise ruined rifle ready for the battlefield. It can be amazing to see what they were able to do with limited resources.



Well Put!! :thumb:

Sometimes as with everything else you will find one that was worked on by someone with superior skills..when you hold one of these youll know it

The bayonets are so full of "Turkish Charm" anyone can own a one of a kind but no one can own them all : )


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