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April 02, 2008, 19:34
Alright, I know this is stooopid, but what is the translation of the two Hebrew letters stamped on the Izzy FAL's??
Here is a PIC:
OK, if I had to guess, I would say that they mean eff enn.
But I just have to know for sure.
April 03, 2008, 07:23
I THINK! It translates to "Israeli Army" (Army of Israel) or somthin' like that. 'Course, I could be full a beans or somthin'. :D
FN would be wrong. It's "IMI" or something close to that in Hebrew.
April 03, 2008, 18:29
Keep in mind that each character translates to a syllable, not a letter. I do believe it is a manufacturer's mark, but I am not sure. If it is, it would be "IMI."
April 04, 2008, 00:17
more specifically, I'd like to go over every letter in the alphabet with that girl in the picture... Both alphabets for that matter :biggrin:
April 07, 2008, 15:33
My little Jewish wife, who used to look like the young lady in the pic (REALLY!), except with curly hair, told me she has no idea what the characters mean.
FWIW, they are not letters like English, and haveno relation to anything that looks like English letters, and they sure dont mean FN, probably more like the Israeli Army.
Can you read her Tee shirt?
April 07, 2008, 23:05
Can you read her Tee shirt?
I think he's right. It seems to be part of the IDF's logo.
Check the T-shirt on the far right. Is Hebrew right to left?
April 07, 2008, 23:32
Here is the Israeli engraving found on the FAL upper receiver. Photo and engraving by SLR-5000:
Come on guys! Someone has to know, for certain, what this means.
April 08, 2008, 08:38
The emblem translates to :
Zva Hagana LeIsrael =
Army Defense Israel = Army for the defense of Israel = Israel Defense Forces
but, we knew that much, :p
April 08, 2008, 09:58
Yeah, although we can argue the phonetic spelling (.Ch, Kh, etc) its , "Tz'va Ha'Hagana L'Yisrael"
self-defense forces of Israel. or "Tz'hal" for short.
The lamed is dropped (like "USA" becoming "US") leaving het (pronounced with a retch, like "achmed" and usually written in English as a h with a dot under it or a kh .) and the tzadi which is the "y" looking thing.
the "ha" is like a "the" or in spanish "la" or "el" or French "le" and the L' is "of the" like a possessive apostrophe in English or O' in an Irish name.
April 08, 2008, 11:18
Thank you. It seems that I wasn't the only one who was guessing the meaning of the Izzy mark on the FAL.
I bought an Israeli heavy barrel kit on the MP. The USPS tracking number showed that it was received in Denver Friday. I went to the Conifer post office (30 miles from Den) today (Tues.) and it still is not there. WTF?
NZ L1A1 Collector
April 10, 2008, 05:19
Its the Israeli Defence Force Ownership marking
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