Originally Posted by Dcomf
It is more than likely a Lend_Lease that went through Canada to the Danes. Several theories abound on the notch in the receiver. One is it was done to clear longer ammo being loaded. Or it may have been a way to tell the rifle used 30/06 versus 303 Brit. Another is they went through Norway first and they notched them to accept a different clip loading system. Take your pick of conspiracy theories. Are there any markings to indicate it was Lend-Lease?
The rifle is not a Savage marked "United States Property" for British Lend Lease. I was unaware that the rifles had been provided to Denmark (I presume post-war). The serial number on the stock was a head scratcher for me though, as it is European practice, not U.S. Notching the receiver seems like a very expensive way of marking the rifle, vice the color system that the Brits used. But reality isn't always logical. I will try to get some actual pictures of the rifle up on this site. Thanks a lot for your input.