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Orion the Hunter
December 09, 2017, 05:53
Ok, I think this is the last of the "Who Made Em" Questionnaires that I have been asking here on FalFiles over the last day or two.

I thought I would put the last remainder questions in this final post (and thank you in advanced for helping me out with identifications!)

#1. Carrier Marking: As noticed in the picture here: https://i.imgur.com/hS2jdcJ.jpg?1 (Thanks to another post, I decided to break out the Magnifying Glass and discovered it also has a RAxxx Serial Number engraved. So,obviously this wound up in a Rhody...but can anyone identify the Makers Mark on the Left ?)

#2. Bolt Markings: Oval Stamps tattooed all over the freaking place! https://i.imgur.com/NMTyHqX.jpg?1 (Once again, could this be Austrian?)

#3. Gas Tube Nut Markings: Sort of looks like an "Upside Down G" followed by a "64"? There is also another oddball marking around on the other side of the device, but I didn't post a pic of it. Here is a pic of the "Upside Down G & 64" https://i.imgur.com/DE9haQm.jpg?1 (I can't even guess what country this one comes from? I never knew the Gas Nuts were stamped?!)

#4. Lower Receiver: It has a regular Serial Number on the lower portion of one side and a "ZA" number on the other...https://i.imgur.com/CwIBwsB.jpg (I am guessing South African?)

#5. And finally, the Stock-Option Question: I am in the midst of putting together a G1 (of course numbers won't match) however I would like everything to be A G1 as possible, so lets talk...Stocks. This Stock https://i.imgur.com/iLTKFat.jpg is on the Receiver that I mention above. Question...Is there a chance this one was made in Belgium? Did ZA (whomever country that was) import the Stocks ...or lower receivers for that matter) from Belgium in which case it would be darn right close to a G1 match.......or is it a way different manufacturer altogether?

Thanks again for your answer and opinions!

Orion the Hunter

Hebrew Battle Rifle
December 09, 2017, 06:43
1. South African (Pretoria)
2. Austria (Steyr)
3. Britain (Enfield)
4. Zimbabwe (Maker unknown)
5. ? Probably Belgium

tdb59
December 09, 2017, 12:46
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#4. Lower Receiver: It has a regular Serial Number on the lower portion of one side and a "ZA" number on the other...https://i.imgur.com/CwIBwsB.jpg (I am guessing South African?)
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Show a pic of the left side with serial and recoil plate.




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nwobhm
December 09, 2017, 13:13
Strong possiblity #4 is Imbel

Orion the Hunter
December 10, 2017, 00:19
Here is the opposite side...

https://i.imgur.com/HX3wTOk.jpg

Thoughts?

Orion the Hunter
December 10, 2017, 00:21
Is the Stock...could this be a Belgian Made Stock that is comparable to the ones that were on the G1?

Hebrew Battle Rifle
December 10, 2017, 00:40
#4 South African w/Zimbabwe markings

The stock looks longer than a standard G1 stock, but it could just be the way my monitor is displaying the image.

tdb59
December 10, 2017, 00:43
Here is the opposite side...

https://i.imgur.com/HX3wTOk.jpg

Thoughts?

Pretoria, South Africa manufactured trigger housing. Selector stop pin has been removed, which is a rather common occurrence.




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