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Model 94 carbine made in 1942 with unidentified marking on receiver
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I have recently acquired this really nice model 94 in 30 W.C.F.   The serial number is 1331050 and I think it is mid 1942 dated.   Looks to be re-blued since there is little wear where you would expect it and the muzzle is all blue with no wear.   The question is about the mark / stamp on the receiver with the inverted V and M over it.  Looks like a 0 just below.   Anyone have an idea what this might suggest?   IMG_2740.jpegImage EnlargerThis mark is on both the left side and the right side of the receiver.  

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I do not recognize the marking on the receiver frame, but if the gun is located in the U.S., I suspected that it is an Importer’s stamp.

I have S/N 1331050 listed in my research survey as a Canadian PCMR Carbine originally issued to Company 29, Detachment #4. 

It was manufactured by Winchester in late April 1942.


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That’s a new one to me. Interesting to say the least. Kind of reminds me of a spider!


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A friend was looking at the rifle and noticed the same stamped mark on the side of the lever and on the barrel’s right side.  Don’t know if they leads to any conclusions.  

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