September 23rd, 2016, 10:08 AM
Join Date: Nov 2013
Location: Sonshine State, JC
Originally Posted by jimthompson502002
Look that barrel over VERY carefully. That's the WW2 drawing number with a lot number, but it would normally carry a date in the right hand operating rod cutout.
Any proofs in that area?? "P" or "M" or ordnance marking?
It's not necessarily "rare", but if there's no date in the right "window" on an SA unit, that's at least unusual and interesting.
I will check again. When I found the drawing number at the top of the barrel I didn't even see the sideways U under it until after I took the pictures and saw it in them, then went back and confirmed that. There is something to the right of the drawing number as I depicted in my sketch but I can't tell if it was a faint/corroded date code or some cryptic code or what. I'll see if I can find more and get better pics if there is anything there.
Thank you for your time and input!