no idea on the x's in the grip. but the barrel ring has been struck with a hammer and de commissiond. not ment to go on a rifle any more.
'X's probably 'sold out of service' marks (although these would normally be marked on the blade rather than the grips)-what does the seller describe this as being?-if they have no idea what it is and you have no idea then buying it is a bad course of action!
They dont know- I am going to pass on this one! Thanks for the help guys. Learning alot lately.