Unknown Unit/ Stock Marking on P14
Hi ! I own a P14 with an unknown unit /stock marking. Marking reads 'SAU-CIE. HSN 6566'. Does anybody known what it is or where the rifle was issued?
I attached some pics of my P14 including the unit/stock marking below. Hope to get some replies.
Regards Tom :-)
08-14-2009 07:22 AM
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I've seen a reference to this being a mark attributed to Belgium, on arms issued to their colonial forces. I'll have to search for that reference
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SAU-CIE is not a Dutch marking. SAU means in Indonesian Senapan Angkatan Udara (Rifle for Airforce) I still don'nt no what CIE means. They always work with abbreviations.
It is possible that the Indonesians used the M95 from the Dutch in the late'40's they had considerable quantities. the Dutch never stemped it with Indonesian markings only with KNIL markings.
I can mail you some better pictures but it takes some time. I am going on hollyday for 3 weeks.
I bought it from a Dutch collector some yaers ago. There are 3 other G3's in the collection from a Dutch army museum one of them with the SAU-SIE marking on it.