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Old January 14, 2020, 07:55   #1
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Guess I never noticed these..

markings before... Anyone have thoughts on this pistol grip?

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The two look like common markings for a G1 or BGS wood pistol grip. The odd one looks like a screw imprint?
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Old January 14, 2020, 08:26   #3
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Looks Belgian to me. As Tattered said, probably BGS or G1. Nice crisp proofs! I think the 2 in the date box indicates made in 1962?

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Okay. Thank you....... How about this?



another mark that I am not familiar with.
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Old January 14, 2020, 10:28   #5
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another mark that I am not familiar with.
Hi Angus, Iím not able to view your photo; link might be broken.

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Old January 14, 2020, 10:55   #6
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Oops

fixed it.
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Old January 14, 2020, 12:01   #7
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another mark that I am not familiar with.
That appears to be a Greek lowercase letter phi φ . Some sources identify this character as a Belgian date code for "1961" on commercial barrels.
However, this is not what's typically found as a date code on FN-FALs; the "number in partial box" format is common on FN-FAL military contract parts. The FN FAL Primer says the date code for 1961 would be a '1' or 'I' in a partial box.
Is there a "number in box" code on the front or rear face of the carrier???
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Negative

The only other markings are the stamped SN# 259163 and an etched ZA-21287 on the side.
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The only other markings are the stamped SN# 259163 and an etched ZA-21287 on the side.
ZA-marked lowers are most often IMBEL Type III's. There are some ZA-marked bolts and/or carriers in the Rhodie #'s thread with serial #'s in the 25x,xxx range that the owners claim are IMBEL. So in the absence of any other markings I would conclude that your carrier was manufactured by IMBEL and saw service in Zimbabwe. And in that case, I have no clue what the phi φ symbol means.


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Old January 14, 2020, 23:38   #10
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The squiggle insise the carrier is Imbel .
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same carrier



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