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NPM 'U' code markings

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    Posted: May 31 2022 at 9:16pm
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Recently picked up an NPM 'U' coded carbine, s/n 4,369,XXX (shot it yesterday, it delivered the mail just fine! LOL). The marking in question is on the front of the receiver. Mine has 'CAL.  .30,M1'. Just wondering about the comma. I've read/seen it on UN-QUALITY's, but can't find it in reference to NPM. Maybe US&S did it that way on all the receivers they made? What do you all think? Thanks, Lou.
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Originally posted by Oldboy53 Oldboy53 wrote:

Maybe US&S did it that way on all the receivers they made? 
Yes. The comma has also been seen on some early QHMC carbines as well. It is possible that US&S copied the ring markings from one of the early Quality Hardware carbines.
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Ah, interesting. I'll have to check that out. Thanks Wayne.
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there are a few threads on the comma
here is just one

If you look at a US&S receivers you will see they may have had two receiver variations to copy
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Thanks Dan. Yeah , I saw the comma on Un-Quality's, just not on NPM's. I guess, like you said, it was a US&S thing. Lou
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