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Old 01-24-2011, 08:05 PM   #1
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Afternoon Folks, I just purchased one of these about a week ago, what a Sweet Shooter, you can load short, long and LR in any sequence and it will shoot them all, I have been trying to date it, on the charging side of the barrel, close to the rec. there is a "P" stamped, but then next to the P, which should mean 1967, there is stamped 68, can anybody help...Thanks!

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Old 01-24-2011, 08:13 PM   #2
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Dont know about the dates but I picked up a BDL on 1-1-11. Really nice wood and only a small blemish on the receiver. I really like it. It is wearing a BSA Sweet 22 right now. I ran a few boxes of AE 36gr through it and need to try some other brands to see which one it likes best. It did fairly well but I think it can do better.

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I shoot 36gr also, I have always used cci mini-mag in all my rifles, never had any problems...just to mention, this rifle has No serial no., and has a polished rec., not blued....

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Mine has no number either and has a P 5 on the barrel along with a couple other symbols.

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I have done some research and the "Anchor" symbol is the Final Inspection. to the Right of the anchor the first letter is supposed to be the month produced, the second is the year produced and the next is for assembly, so off the top of my head the "P" is for June and the year 1967 and the 5 is for the assembly, what throws me is I have a "P" also which should mean 1967, but right next to the "P" is stamped 68....

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Mine has O P 5. I dont know what the 5 is but O is July and P is 67 unless I miscounted. The P could also mean 1923 which I doubt.
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Well I guess we will never know for sure huh, but she is a sweet shooter, going to get all the critical replacement parts, just in case there is any problem, thanks for the reply's....

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Which parts are you looking at? It might be wise for me to do it too.

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Just receiver parts, from what I have researched just clean her every once in a while and you are ok, I just like having spare parts, just in case I need one, and there may come a time you can't get any...btw I am still searching for the complete rec. or parts....

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I have a 552 that my parents gave me for x-mas in 1959. I've shot thousands of every kind of ammo through that old girl and she's never needed any new parts and still going strong. She's a sweetheart! Hawk1

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