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    Marking - C with the A on Canadian Arms

    There has always been speculation when the C with the A came into use on Canadianicon arms and materiel. Find the attached to end it all once and for all.......

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    I have a No.4Mk.11 bayonet with that mark. An article on Enfield bayonets noted it was the last batch of No.4Mk.11 bayonets made, only 5,000, during the Korean War, by Canadianicon Arsenals Ltd. Cheers, Don,
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    Don: A pint of Spitfire at Kitchener' s on Friday ??? Or whatever they call it now..
    Looks like we have a few well know authors, collectors and reprobates at the table
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    The new owners for whatever reason took down that beautiful Kitcheners sign and renamed it 'The Dray' (???). As bad, they grounded the Spitfires. You'd think for that one special week they could reinstall both! Hope to see you there for a pint of 'whatever'. Don
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    Post hijack

    Thank you for the solution to a puzzleing problem, every bit of factual information helps to clarify things.
    Our version of aerchaeology or forensics, if we keep at it we finally get the answers, as we can't just waltz up and ask the manufacturer.

    Thumbs down to another post hijack.

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    Does this imply that the arrowC mark was not used before 1947? If that is the case, I have a document relating to Canadianicon No4T rifles marked with the distinctive Canadian acceptance mark to the effect that '....... they be returned to Canadian Ordnance authorities at the earliest opportunity following the ceassation of hostilities'. I don't recall what the distinctive mark was but there is only one!

    Or is this a case, like the WD arrow which was in use for many many years, but was formalised on a certain date.

    I saw this C-Arrow mark on Canadian made Bren tripods captured in South Vietnam. They were marked on the captured enemy stores labels as UKicon Made at the ROF Cardiff. Alas, not so. Canadian made. Or is my memory tricking me.........?

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    It is not the C Broad Arrow they are talking about, it is the C with the A inside. Everyone with Canadianicon rifles marked with a CA should read it CAREFULLY.
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    Ah.........., so the CA effectively replaced the CArrow or am I misreading it all.

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    You got it and for specific reasons....as listed in the note.

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    Help me here, after the C-A we went to the C.A.L. marking. Canadianicon Arsenals Limited. In 1956 or 58? About the time of F.N.s? I saw plenty of C-A but the C.A.L. was on the small arms for the most part.
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