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Old January 12, 2018, 10:27   #1
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Stupid question...SA# on rt side of lower

I should know this already, BUT, I don't. I have a couple of FAL lowers with proper serial numbers stamped into left side, aft of the selector. On the right side, aft of the selector axle, there is a neatly applied electropencil engraving 'SA1290'.
What is the purpose of the SA number and what is SA? (Besides the 'Brownshirt Army').
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Old January 12, 2018, 11:40   #2
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I've never seen "SAxxxx" marked lower. Is the lower type 1, 2 or type 3? PRecommend posting pictures so experts can provide better assessment.
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Old January 12, 2018, 11:49   #3
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SA = South Africa per GP.
https://www.arizonaresponsesystems.c...t-rhodpat.html
I've never seen one either.
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Old January 12, 2018, 12:30   #4
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I'll get a pic when I get home this evening.
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I've had a couple SA marked, a few RA and ZA as well. They're out there to be sure.
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Curious here too...to my best knowledge, South Africa destroyed all their "surplus" military arms (especially FNs/R1s) in Operation Mouflon about 15 years ago.
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Curious here too...to my best knowledge, South Africa destroyed all their "surplus" military arms (especially FNs/R1s) in Operation Mouflon about 15 years ago.
Only what they still had in their possession.
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Only what they still had in their possession.
True, and at the same time, it wasn't "everything" sent to the shredder...I've seen a reference here that the South African government kept at least 100,000 FNs/R1s in "reserve", which I sense included rifles since released to police and anti-poaching units.

I've never before heard of an "SA" marking...this is quite intriguing!
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