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FaNaticAL!
October 04, 2009, 11:36
I have a N.O.S. M2 barrel assembly and am wondering if there are any stamps on it that would date it. What should I look for?

FaNaticAL!

Pictures added 12/14/09:

http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee78/M82A1710M/004-3.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee78/M82A1710M/002-3.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee78/M82A1710M/001-2.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee78/M82A1710M/003-3.jpg

Opie
October 04, 2009, 23:25
I am not aware of any stamps, but if you look at the chamber area where it threads into the barrel extension, you can tell if it is chrome-lined or not. HTH.

ggiilliiee
October 05, 2009, 12:40
luckily mine had cosmo and newspaper on it ....from the late 60s ...:wink:

wolfsburgbob
October 07, 2009, 15:58
USGI M2 barrels usually (but not always) had a part number/drawing number and came in plain, chrome or stellite bore, but I don't think any dating.

I think.

firewalker
October 17, 2009, 12:56
Top front of one I'm looking at here says:

Inland MFG. DIV
GENERAL MOTORS
7-43

Just behind front sight top dead center. On and Inland of course.

EX1
October 17, 2009, 19:45
I am pretty sure he is talking about a Belgian FN FAL M2 bbl. Thanks EX1

firewalker
October 17, 2009, 21:57
ahhhh. jumped in with both feet too.

FaNaticAL!
December 14, 2009, 23:49
Pictures added. M2 on top, EX1 on bottom...

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Falfegnügen
December 17, 2009, 22:26
I've got that book that has all of those FN QA and date stamps in it. Not sure where it is, or what it's called. Maybe you have the same book, and if so, I guess it didn't help? Do I need to find it?

FaNaticAL!
December 17, 2009, 23:33
Falfegnügen,

Thanks, I don't have that book but don't go to a lot of trouble finding yours. I really just wanted to update this post with pics of the N.O.S. barrel assembly more than anything else.

FaNaticAL!

Opie
December 18, 2009, 19:45
Originally posted by Opie
I am not aware of any stamps, but if you look at the chamber area where it threads into the barrel extension, you can tell if it is chrome-lined or not. HTH.

D'oh...I thought that you were talking about an M2 .50 cal barrel...my bad.

:(

Falfegnügen
December 19, 2009, 21:09
Originally posted by FaNaticAL!
... I really just wanted to update this post with pics of the N.O.S. barrel assembly more than anything else.

FaNaticAL!

So, you're trying to make us jealous?

Falfegnügen
December 19, 2009, 23:51
Left to right on side of barrel:
Caliber 7.62mm
"R" with crown - canons rayes - rifled barrel acceptance
"P.V." - poudre viva unique - Proof with smokeless powder
"H" with star - Proof house controller mark for Woit Christophe
"ELG" Acceptance

On the breech face:
mark at 9 0'clock in picture - date letter for 1976 (if that's a lowercase "o" with a line under it??)
the other two marks, at 12 and 3 O'clock, are not in my book.


Ok, now the strange thing is that the book I have shows that the inspector "Woit Christophe " did not do any inspecting after 1968. However, I noticed an inordinate number of inspectors were listed as terminating in 1968, and a note that no individual inspector's marks were used between 1968 and 1973. So, I'm thinking the 1976 data is likely to be correct, and that Mr. Christophe's terminating in 1968 is just a misrepresentation in the records.

Hope this helps!

FaNaticAL!
December 20, 2009, 10:14
Originally posted by Falfegnügen


So, you're trying to make us jealous?

LOL! - No I just do that kind of thing in the "The FN Files"...the pictures here are for "reference" :)

Thanks for digging up the info Falfegnügen! It is a lowercase "o" with a line under it; glad to know the date.

FaNaticAL!