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Budster
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Posted - 08/28/2017 :  2:59:20 PM  Show Profile Send Budster a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Recently new member and new owner of first M1 Inland carbine. My safety has what looks to be ss in circle but with an N stamped over it. I have been reading about manufacturers marking and found info on the ss marking but nothing I can see on the over stamping with N. Please can anyone clear up? If someone addressed this before I apologize for being redundant.

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Jackp
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Posted - 08/28/2017 :  3:28:40 PM  Show Profile Send Jackp a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I frequently see these for sale on Ebay for the same price as just the "SS" so I don't think it's rare. Sometimes it's stamped "SS" on both sides with the "N" stamped over on one side only. Likely another variation of a post war flip safety.

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BQ97
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Posted - 08/28/2017 :  6:43:02 PM  Show Profile Send BQ97 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Budster

My safety has what looks to be ss in circle but with an N stamped over it.


Just so you know, the SS in a circle is stamped over the N.
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Budster
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Posted - 08/28/2017 :  7:46:53 PM  Show Profile Send Budster a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank you BQ97, what is the significance of the ss being stamped over the N ? Are these manufactures marks? Is this safety a real post war refurbishment part or a bad reproduction? Thanks.
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Budster
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Posted - 08/28/2017 :  8:06:57 PM  Show Profile Send Budster a Private Message  Reply with Quote
[url][You must be logged in to see this link.] This is picture of safety, It sure looked like the N was stamped over the ss.
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Jackp
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Posted - 08/28/2017 :  10:10:54 PM  Show Profile Send Jackp a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I agree that it looks like the "N" was stamped later but BQ97 knows this stuff. Perhaps he will expound on the circumstance of this marking. I'm pretty sure both "N" and Circle "SS" are not reproductions but rather post war replacement parts.

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cali201
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Posted - 08/29/2017 :  05:27:28 AM  Show Profile Send cali201 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
no one would repop a flip safety, they are literally a dime a dozen, just about all being post war as only Inland and Winchester used them during the war, late of course.
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americanboy
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Posted - 08/29/2017 :  07:18:48 AM  Show Profile Send americanboy a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have one and see them on carbines often. Saw one on an Inland this weekend at a gun show. They are mil-spec and fit snugly in the TH. Some of the aftermarket commercial cast junk doesn't.
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Budster
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Posted - 08/29/2017 :  2:39:45 PM  Show Profile Send Budster a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Thank everyone for your imput. I am glad it is a good part. I want to also say I am glad I joined this form. It is nice to know you are willing to share your knowledge with a newbie like me. Hope in future I can help someone also. I just started collecting military rifles and have a lot to learn.
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Tuna
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Posted - 08/29/2017 :  7:18:06 PM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Made late war as a replacement and used post war for upgrades during rebuilds.
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