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Stock numbers
« on: January 13, 2020, 02:30:43 PM »
What is the largest stock number recorded here? 7 digit and up? Million range?

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Re: Stock numbers
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2020, 02:29:34 AM »
Are you referring to the serial number stamped into the side of the wooden stocks? Many, if not most of the stocks only have a portion of the serial number on them, usually the last 4-5 digits of the SN. There are some that only have 3 digits and some that have 6 or more. I don't recall which year or arsenal it was that put the whole SN on the stock, but it did happen. Seems like it was an 8 digit SN on the side of that stock.

As far as the "highest" SN recorded on a stock, it would have to be one of the ones that used the entire SN. Like a 21-24 million number. RM could probably give you a more detailed, accurate answer on this.

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Re: Stock numbers
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2020, 10:04:45 AM »
Six digit stock serials on the guns are the largest I've ever seen.
« Last Edit: January 14, 2020, 01:58:51 PM by Boris Badinov »

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Re: Stock numbers
« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2020, 11:45:43 AM »
8 digits are the most I've ever seen on a stock.  It runs the gamut from 4 to 8 though (there may be a 3 digit gun, but I can't find it in the 5 minutes I just looked).  I have never seen one with 7 digits (ie. 9,XXX,XXX) likely because the 2 mil to 9 mil guns were all /26\ arsenal and those early guns were all 6 or 5 digits.  Highest 8 digit number I see is a 23 mil.

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I think it's easy to see why 8 digits never caught on as a standard marking provision..too easy to screw up a number:

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Re: Stock numbers
« Reply #4 on: January 14, 2020, 11:54:30 AM »
That 23 million full serial number on stock is pretty neat. It just looks kind of crazy to have that many numbers on a stock.