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    Front Sight Marking ???

    I don't remember when I came across this Front Sight it wasn't until I cleaned it long after I had gotten it. It's marked NI between the Blade and Ear. I have never seen one but did find a small article about it in the CCNL's. I don't know who manufactured it and why the marking was placed there.

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    Frank, Is there a number on the left side??

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    Quote Originally Posted by W5USMC View Post
    Frank, Is there a number on the left side??
    No, No number at all...Does the N look more like a Z to you or is it a N ?

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    Gotta Be Rare,
    Even George doesn't have them !

    I've heard/read about some reported marked N.I.
    But don't know if these were legit sightings.
    Even being NI I have never seen one.

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    Frank, can you post a good picture of the left side? Just want to see for myself. - Bob

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    GI Bob,
    Don't be calling my man Frank a liar !!
    Or you questioning his eye sight....... Funny coming from you .....

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    If it is an IP, it doesn't look like they had to grind off much (if any) of the post - so would there even be a stamped number? I've heard conflicting information on what the range of numbers were: 0-8, 2-7? Can't remember much about them right now, but the one on my S'G' is a big 7, and the post is about 1/2 gone! Thought if they did stamp any with a 1, the smaller version might be easy to miss.

    If you mean the '52, I had it out for awhile today, trying to remember how to "double-clutch." Just now going to look for that other stock to see if it has a number near the recoil plate. I might get another picture of that "30 or 50" that's upside down, too. - Bob

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    Quote Originally Posted by USGI View Post
    Frank, can you post a good picture of the left side? Just want to see for myself. - Bob
    No Problem Bob, You know me I never keep anything up my Sleeves. Here's a Regular one then one Highly Magnified and a couple to see the top and the Height of the Blade.

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    I have the same front sight on a 2918xx Inland with undated barrel I purchased directly from the Veterans family. It looks to have the same off center circular staking as the OP's.
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    I wonder if the markings could be early ones for Niedner Inland (NI) front sights? Later Niedner dropped the I and just used the N for all their front sights.

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