I thought I had a thread on my 1960 Romy, but I guess I was thinking of a "past lifetime", elsewhere. I'll post those up in a new thread soon.
The Stock on my '60 Romy has the double SN stamp like I've seen on other Romy stocks.
The horizontal, small font SN stamp, (with the rifle standing perpendicular to the floor) , and the horizontal, larger font SN stamp that looks to be deeper struck. (At a later date?) The larger font stamp is about an inch below the small font stamp, down the buttstock, towards the buttplate.
The early, small font stamp is lightly struck and looks to be the original stamp?
Upon a closer look at the small font SN, there are two Upper Case Letters preceding the 4-digit SN. (GM
) It has been worn and is harder to see. The newer, deeper SN stamp has no preceding 2-digit Letter Code. Just the 4 digit SN. Here are a few pics of what I am speaking of:
Looking at the Romy SN Chart
, the stock appears to be a 1959 stock.
Were they stamped the second time just to make it easier to see? Maybe, because the older SN stamps were getting worn and hard to read?
Has anyone noticed that many of the RA
series rifles that are mismatched have RB
series non-matching replacement parts? I wonder if this was intentional? Maybe they simply dissasembled the RB
series rifles to obtain replacement parts? (my Romy has RB
series Bolt Carrier, Bolt, and Receiver Cover. Or it could be a complete coincidence? I see we have a good number of RB
series rifles on the Romy SN list, so they weren't all
Just sitting, nitpicking on my rifles this evening. GM
, what do you think? All you Romy experts pitch in here. firstchoice