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Thread: RESEARCH PROJECT - Mod. 71 and Mod. 71/84 - Craig Brown

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    Hey, thanks for the report!

    Typically the inspection stamps related to the hardening of the receiver and the steps that detail the barreled receiver assembly and fireproofing, these are repeated on the barrel but can mean slightly different things. The stock stamps typically relate to subsequent steps in the rifles assembly and acceptance.

    I will try and check Storz for any details for differences regarding the M71 series, but they are probably similar, but possibly more involved because of the nature of interchangeable parts development (more primitive in 1878 than 1884 or 1898 or 1935 etc... which translates to more hand work and checking for tolerances.)

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    Hi,
    Here are the details of my K.Mod.71:
    MAKER: Spandau
    DATE OF MANUFACTURE: 1878
    DATE OF ISSUE: N/A
    SERIAL NUMBER: 5219 (all matching except bolt stop washer)
    CALIBER: 11
    UNIT STAMP: N/A
    RMKS:
    C/FW
    Ladder rear sight missing (still searching)
    Ring front sling swivel
    Safety wing shows crude "F" (Feuer) in firing position and "S" in (Sicher) in safe position. Is it known where this inscription was used?

    Question: I have tried to search for the meaning of the five crowned inspector markings, with no luck. I understand they are inspection markings that represent different stages of production. What production stages are they?

    Regards,
    Hans

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    Hi Loewe, my pleasure, I'm happy to find so much information on this forum.
    Also appreciate the info on the inspection marks you provided me, that already really helps!

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    For the data base-
    K. mod 71
    made in 1879
    serial number 9484 (all matching)
    unissued (no unit stamp or date of issue)
    Spandau
    is there any reasons why it was not issued?
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    Unknown why it isn't unit marked, most so far recorded seem to be... (such a small sampling the observation is pretty meaningless)

    Does yours have an issue date, another date next to the 1879? Does it have the cyphered barreled receiver (crown/F.W.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Loewe View Post
    Unknown why it isn't unit marked, most so far recorded seem to be... (such a small sampling the observation is pretty meaningless)

    Does yours have an issue date, another date next to the 1879? Does it have the cyphered barreled receiver (crown/F.W.)
    It does not have a issue date, only a manufacture date.
    It has a crown above "FW" on the receiver and has many proof marks all over all with crowns above them.

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