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    Odd stock cartouches and upper hanguard slot

    Hello new friends, I recently joined today because I love MILSURP collecting and brought with me two questions about an Inland 8-43 carbine i recently acquired.

    It has two very odd cartouche markings flanking the US acceptance mark.
    Upside down they look like TFA in a circle and ARB in a circle, but I have no idea.
    I have the "wartime" 8th edition and it makes no mention of them.

    The other odd thing is a slot cut in the upper handguard 2 3/4 long and 1/2 wide at the front.
    There are also two circular impressions on it on the left side, but not on the right.
    I am thinking maybe a vertical grip for night vision before they made the M3 full factory model?

    I await and thank all you gurus in advance.

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    I've seen these before....somewhere, but I can't remember where.Seems like they belonged to some federal agencies but I can't remember which ones. TVA was one of the agencies that received carbines (TVA) .
    When they tell you to behave, they always forget to specify whether to behave well or badly!

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    IPA on the left in the circle and ARB in the circle on the right. Boyfriend and girlfriend?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimb16 View Post
    I've seen these before....somewhere, but I can't remember where.Seems like they belonged to some federal agencies but I can't remember which ones. TVA was one of the agencies that received carbines (TVA) .
    Pretty sure that TVA specific ones had a tag affixed to the stock with two fasteners that would leave a hole on the stock somewhere when removed. I realize you aren't saying this is a TVA one.

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    Right Ten, but there were many other agencies that received carbines as well as police organizations and veteran's groups. I know I've seen those kinds of markings before, but I just can't remember where.....
    When they tell you to behave, they always forget to specify whether to behave well or badly!

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    Smilin Dave,
    After reading your reply here:
    Unknown M1 carbine cartouches and strange slot cut for you gurus to ponder - Page 5

    And after seeing your concerns over privacy along with some trust issues.
    I could only recommend one company to you that would research your Carbine for what it really is and the markings on it for you.... See the link below.

    You need an advanced dealer/collector and they'll give it the attention it really deserves.

    Contact George Liakos
    http://riverbankarmory.com/policies.html

    Good luck to you
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    "You need an advanced dealer/collector and they'll give it the attention it really deserves.
    Contact George Liakos"

    Thank-You, Charlie, that is the funniest thing I have read in years.

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    I was shaking my head over that one too.....

    When they tell you to behave, they always forget to specify whether to behave well or badly!

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    Quote Originally Posted by painter777 View Post
    And after seeing your concerns over privacy along with some trust issues.
    I could only recommend one company to you that would research your Carbine for what it really is and the markings on it for you.... See the link below.

    Thank you.
    Though i fail to see how NOT wanting my full name, address, email and phone number open to strangers on the internet somehow makes me a paranoid idiot.
    No one in their right mind wants that either.

    But that is OK. I have heard many equally foolish things said over the internet....ie...

    A. If you are about to be jumped in a parking lot by thugs it is better to call 911 on your phone than to resist. (Debate Politics.com)

    B. A .22LR is harmless at 300 yards. (FAL Files.com)

    ...and now,

    C. There is nothing wrong with having your full name, address, phone number, and email address displayed in public over the internet for any and all to see and share (Milsurps.com)

    The internet abounds with foolish advice like this.

    This left me shaking my head back at you all for seeing nothing wrong with it.
    What, you don't get enough robocalls, SPAM, and junk mail as it is?
    I have also been stalked twice by internet psychos.
    One was handed a six years sentence and the other is in a wheelchair, though not of my doing, but directly related to his stalking.

    Yet you think I am stupid for wanting to keep my private information private from psychos like these?
    Smirk all you want. The rest of the world is on my side on this, as is law enforcement.
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