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.
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.
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.
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.