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1941 Tula stampings
you ID the stampings under the serial number? Thanks!
Hey Alex. On this site you make reference to these markings in the sniper discussion. Is it possible that barrels marked like this could have been considered for sniper barrels?
Combination of ВРД letters means "временно допущенные" / "temporary allowed". Д in circle marking relates only to a single part and its measurements. ВРД was used for parts assemblies (like stocks, magazines, bolts) or complete rifles. But meaning s basically the same - assemblies have some issues, but with special resolution they were accepted
Yes, they are cyrilic "R" and cyrilic "D"
These are the stampings that I am interested in. Both are '41 Tula's, one being Russian and the other a captured Finn.
.Somewhere on this site I saw an explanation or in Alex's book but I have lost the explanations.
Ah, ok. sorry about the confusion. According to the Reference Section, cyrilic "D" in a circle should be the tolerance marking, and cyrilic "R" should account for a rifle built using recycled parts
No, I know what that is. What I am referring to are the two characters BELOW the serial number. I think that these are specific to the '41 Tulas.
It's a "Puolustuslaitos" property stamp used briefly by the Finnish Army in 1942 before the introduction of the far more common [SA] stamp in 1943.