Yup he does but be advised that when the 4000 were imported from Canada, many had to have parts replaced on them out in the land of Fruits and Nuts. Many had USGI parts installed on them from stocks to trigger housings. The one thing they are had in common was the bayonet lug was removed. Now to be honest with you both of mine were early ones under two hundred serial number wise. Both had USGI style nuts and staking on them with no evidence of replacement. At some point they may have had used up the parts they had on hand and switched over to one they made. Remember that during the Korean war, Howa had a contract with the US military as a rebuild and repair facility in Japan. There they refurbished M1 rifles, carbines, 1911A1's and of course BAR's. All parts were supplied by the US military. It was most likely that Howa had many left over parts when they got the contract from Thailand and the machinery from the US government to make the carbines.