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Old August 24, 2019, 21:48   #1
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WTK: Info on Identifying G3 Magazines

I just got a mix of 20 Aluminum and Steel magazines recently and most of them appear to be NOS. I was looking to ID these mags to see where they are from and when they were produced. Any good resources out there to determine origin of these mags? Thanks

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Old August 25, 2019, 09:44   #2
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HK=H&K

Crown over K=Kongsberg (Norway)

Circle with ticks at compasspoints=Rheinmetall (German contractor)

FMP=Licensed Portuguese G3 manf.

All should me month/year dated - xx/xx
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Old August 26, 2019, 08:20   #3
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HK steel (7,62x51/2-letter date code)
EBO steel (“unmarked”- lighter parkerization; front follower tabs on each side “rounded” v. HK darker parkerization; front follower tabs “pyramidal with flat top” and 2 triangular cuts, centered on each tab); may have “MADE IN/GREECE” stickers (white rectangular with black writing)
Swedish steel ("crown"/"C" XX/XX date)

Post pictures of markings.

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Old August 26, 2019, 21:09   #4
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Thanks guys for the info. Lots of different mags in the mix. Sorry, Tinypic is gone and I'm not sure how hot resize on Imgur. I have one steel mag that has no codes but is a shiny parkerizing that is almost glitter like. Any ideas on that one?:





Mystery Mag:





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Old August 28, 2019, 12:51   #5
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1.-3. (HK aluminum)
4. (HK steel)- difficult to make out the markings
5. (Norwegian steel)
6. (Rheinmetall steel)- first one that I have seen

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Old August 29, 2019, 19:22   #6
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4) the date is 12/61. Interesting parkerizing
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