Or, does only a rebuild or refurb have the cartouche ?
My CMP garand came with a GI stock, but there is no hint
of a cartouche anywhere on the stock (which has seen some action). Does this mean that this stock could have been an 'original' stock which was assisgned at the factory? The stock does have a couple of the "P"s stamped into the grip.
When were the cartouches applied ?