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I am glad to see your friend was not seriously hurt and no one standing near him was either. However, I am a bit confused. There is a large "DP" marking on the top of the chamber that should not have been covered by the wood on a No. 4. DP is a standard marking for Drill Purpose and an indication to not fire the rifle. Was it not visible or were he unaware what the DP marking means?

I know not everyone knows what it means. I even bought a DP marked rifle at a pawn shop here in Maine that the owner was selling as usable. He was not aware of the meaning of the marking. When I told him he was happy to sell it to me cheap and I was happy to get some parts.
 
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