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Jackp
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Posted - 04/24/2014 :  10:09:14 PM  Show Profile Send Jackp a Private Message  Reply with Quote
My '43 QHMC carbine has a very faint FAT arsenal mark stamped on the top of the barrel near the receiver. My questions are:

1) How does this affect it's value?
2) Should there be a similar mark on the stock?

The stock is a nice original high wood,"I" cut RMC. Shouldn't it also have the FAT stamp to be really correct?

JackP


Edited by - Jackp on 10/20/2015 8:50:04 PM

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Pttsbrghpns
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Posted - 04/25/2014 :  5:52:59 PM  Show Profile Send Pttsbrghpns a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have an underwood with the exact same marking in the same place. Mine did not have it on the stock either. I believe they came back from Italy , but they probably went through a rebuild and lost the stock to another gun or it was changed somewhere in it's life . In my mind I don't think it changes the value like an im
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Pttsbrghpns
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Posted - 04/25/2014 :  5:59:13 PM  Show Profile Send Pttsbrghpns a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sorry , my big thumbs hit the wrong button, let me continue ,I don't think it changes the value like an import stamp on the barrel but others may have a different opinion .
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Tuna
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Posted - 04/26/2014 :  3:35:18 PM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
It's a sign that the carbine was a return to the US Army from Italy which turned it over to and was sold by the CMP. I still think someone has tried to restore your carbine and has replaced some of the parts like the stock. I do not think that was the stock on it if sold by the CMP.
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Jackp
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Posted - 04/26/2014 :  6:19:13 PM  Show Profile Send Jackp a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I think you are right. The rifle came with a CMP certificate of authenticity dated 2008. I bet one of the previous owners switched stocks. Also, it came with a repro Type 1 rear sight that I plan to replace (ref. my other post in this forum) . Who knows what else was switched. By the way, did all Italian returns go through the CMP?

JackP
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BQ97
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Posted - 04/26/2014 :  7:44:46 PM  Show Profile Send BQ97 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Jackp

By the way, did all Italian returns go through the CMP?



No
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