Last edited by dave; 02-20-2012 at 06:47.
Well since it's a 1941, the "P" obviously isn't for POLAND.
Thanks for the help...
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I looked in B of the W and the P mark on stocks is not mentioned, I have seen that also but have no idea. Very early K98k's had a K stamped on bottom ahead of the TG. That stood for kutz or short, as the small k in the model number. The Kar.98b had a 29" barrel, remember.
k for kurtz (short)
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Make that kurz as in 9mm Kurz.
As Dave explained, it is not hard to tell original from renumbered parts, and on the early rifles virtually every part had the WaA stamp. On this early rifle even the locking screw for the trigger guard screw is marked with the acceptance mark.
Also, here is a picture of the stock with the P, the serial number, and the acceptance marks.