Notes from the Owner:
You'll note a conversion mark -- "227 B" -- on all parts relating to the conversion to tabatiere; including some screws, on the butt stock and on the bottom of the breechblock itself. Also, you'll note a "9BRE" in the buttstock rondel. Can't be positive but I believe this likely refers to manufacture (or final proof/acceptance) in September of that year -- "Septembre" en francais. Dave.
Note from Keith
Doyon: Dave has the right idea, however I've been kindly informed
and corrected that "9BRE" would be November. Sept would be 7, Oct
meaning 8 and, interestingly, December is often denoted as "XBRE"
X meaning 10 of course! :) The earlier months are spelled out
where short, abbreviated where longer.
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