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Apparently "DP" does not necessarily mean either deactivated or unsafe to fire. I have seen several U.S. M1917 "Enfield" Rifles with "DP" electric pencilled into the receiver ring that seem to have nothing wrong with them except that they were chambered for U.S. .30 caliber rather than .303. I have one, which also has a red band behind the front sling swivel. When I got it, I checked it over, could find nothing to warrant the "DP" and fired it. I have since fired it hundreds of times and I think I would probably have noticed a hole drilled through the chamber.

Jim
 
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