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Markings on a 1903 Remington

Marlin781

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Recently picked up an early WWII Remington 1903 (low S/N...12/41 barrel stamp.) The handguard sight groove has a pair of strange stamped markings that look like the letter T with an additional large bar across the middle. Anybody know what these are? 16445921146302124000924.jpg
 

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More info: Supposedly the lion's share of the early Remington 1903s were designated for lend lease (with many lost to U boats) but I see nothing to indicate issuance to another country, Rifle has correct S stock with grasping grooves but any original cartouches are worn off. Rifle has a Boyt42 1907 sling with the number 143 impressed in it which is intriguing since the US 143rd infantry saw lots of heavy combat in Italy and France and at least one period photo shows them still fielding many of 1903 Springfields even after other units had been issued M1 Garands. Rifle does look like it went to war at some point. 16446298627031410388983.jpg
 
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