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Old March 07, 2019, 21:14   #1
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Question about STG-58 serial number prefix

Just got a STG-58 for my FAL collection. It's an all matching kit build on a DSA Type II receiver with DS prefix serial number. The rest parts' serial number are 14xxx, and from my research, I believe it's made by FN for Austrian army. The question is, the barrel didn't have the FN proof mark, instead with a Steyer big bullseye mark, and have an "E" prefix just in front of the barrel serial number. What‘s that mean?
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Old March 07, 2019, 21:41   #2
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E barrels are replacement barrels.
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Old March 07, 2019, 22:03   #3
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E = Ersatz = Substitute
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Old March 07, 2019, 22:44   #4
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Just got a STG-58 for my FAL collection. It's an all matching kit build on a DSA Type II receiver with DS prefix serial number. The rest parts' serial number are 14xxx, and from my research, I believe it's made by FN for Austrian army. The question is, the barrel didn't have the FN proof mark, instead with a Steyer big bullseye mark, and have an "E" prefix just in front of the barrel serial number. What‘s that mean?
You have the be best of both worlds.... FN STG58 kit with a highly regarded Steyr barrel. Awesome!
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Old March 07, 2019, 23:38   #5
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You have the be best of both worlds.... FN STG58 kit with a highly regarded Steyr barrel. Awesome!
Thanks a lot. It's really my lucky day to get it on GB. A bit pricey, but I believe it's totally worth it.
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Thanks for the information. Now I learn something new today.
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