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#1 kyle

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Posted 24 January 2004 - 03:47 PM

I'm looking for opinions concerning stampings on a Savage M1A1 (S/N 607069) I'm considering.

1. Forend support is stamped "PME MONTY W VA". I'm guessing "MONTY W VA" is Montgomery, West Virgina. Any clue as to what PME stands for?

2. Also, I have a picture showing two marks, "P" and "O", which appear on the bottom face of the lower where the buttstock attaches. They flank either side of the aft screw hole. In this same general area the letters "GEG" are stamped. I know the significance of "GEG" but what's with the "P" and "O" marks?

3. Finally, to the side of the "S" manufacturer mark (Savage) which also appears on the lower, but on a different face, the number "3" appears. Could this represent the rebuild year, 1943?

I'd be happy to send the pic to someone if they'll send me their e-mail address. Thanks!
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Posted 25 January 2004 - 08:18 AM

BTT because I edited the original post to add some additional information.

I'd appreciate any input as it is important to me that I understand as much of this gun's history as I can. Thanks!

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Posted 26 January 2004 - 10:44 AM

PME, MONTE, WVA is the approved abreviation for Precision Machine in Montgomery, WVA. They probably imported your gun from overseas or maybe did a ReWat or reweld on it. All importers are required to stamp their name and location on all firearms imported. BTW, Precision was in business from 1977-1979 in Montgomery before moving to Beckley in 1979. They were there from '79-'84.
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Posted 26 January 2004 - 10:49 AM

Gosh, it's nice to have a guy like you on board Greg!
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Posted 26 January 2004 - 03:10 PM

Greg...

Thanks so much for your post. This clears up a lot of questions and concerns.

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