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reynout
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Belgium
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Posted - 07/29/2017 :  02:37:05 AM  Show Profile Send reynout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello,

My carbine has some known, but also some unknown markings for me. I've searched the internet, but I have still some questions.
At first the things I found out:
Inland 4951xxx
Barrel bands: SA
Barrel: Marlin
Rear sights: 'HI'
Front Sights: 'N' on top and '5' at the front
Bolt: flat marked .U.
Slide: .U.
Trigger housing: Inland
Hammer: W
Safety: c in circle
Magazine catch: cc M
Recoil plate: DI
Magazine: R-SS

What I can't find out (see link):
Stock: when I removed the buttplate, at the back of the stock there is a 'T', also inside the stock there is a symbol. Nothing else to see for the moment.
Barrel: marked Marlin and some numbers/symbols I can't find out. Also the number 1-42 on the part below the gas piston, no numbers on gas piston.
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Jackp
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USA
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Posted - 07/29/2017 :  10:27:58 AM  Show Profile Send Jackp a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hi and welcome to the forum from New Mexico!

The markings and dates on the barrel are some sort of proof house marks, European I suspect but I don't think they are British, Belgium or German. Maybe someone else will chime in.

There's no telling what the "T" on the stock is all about. Where on the stock is the "symbol"? Can you provide a picture?

JackP
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jimb16
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USA
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Posted - 07/29/2017 :  7:46:58 PM  Show Profile Send jimb16 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I agree with Jack on the European markings likely being proof house markings.What other markings are on the stock?

OGCA Lifer,NRA Life member, son of a 325th GIR Glider Rider
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Tuna
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Posted - 07/29/2017 :  9:05:54 PM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Those proof stamps on the barrel may be Austrian or Dutch. Both had carbines but I am leaning towards Dutch.
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reynout
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Belgium
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Posted - 07/30/2017 :  01:57:06 AM  Show Profile Send reynout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hello,
Thanks for the replies. I edited some pictures/text, follow previous link.
The small marking on the stock is on the inside of the stock.
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Tuna
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Posted - 07/30/2017 :  10:15:43 AM  Show Profile Send Tuna a Private Message  Reply with Quote
None of the marking you refer to were made by the factory or by the US military. What ever country had the carbine made the markings including that in the stock, on the front sight, barrel and on the receiver. The carbine did go through a rebuild at sometime. That is when the barrel was changed. Marlin did make barrels for a few of the carbine makers through the free barrel program. If a receiver was bad during rebuilding then barrel if good was removed and used on a carbine with a bad barrel. If you can find a listing of proof marking you may find one of those listed on the barrel.

Edited by - Tuna on 07/30/2017 10:16:39 AM
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reynout
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Belgium
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Posted - 07/30/2017 :  10:54:18 AM  Show Profile Send reynout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The marking next to CAL looks like Le Perron (little tower), which is Belgian.
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Jackp
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USA
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Posted - 07/30/2017 :  3:07:04 PM  Show Profile Send Jackp a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I agree with the marking on the receiver being a Belgium proof tower. I think the marks on the barrel are either Spanish or Italian. The star over "F" could be a Spanish proof mark for "Light Rifle or Pistol" or it could be an Italian proof mark for "Smokeless Powder". No idea on the mark inside the stock.

JackP
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reynout
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Belgium
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Posted - 07/31/2017 :  11:29:35 AM  Show Profile Send reynout a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The star bove F is probably a (Belgian) inspectors stamp (Alexandre Lambert - Scholtissen Joseph).
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