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Type II Barrel Band Marked J.M.O.

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    Posted: Jul 19 2021 at 6:18pm
I have a type II or (type B, if you prefer) barrel band that is marked J.M.O. on the left hand side, in front of the sling swivel.  I been through War Baby I and II and all the other references I have on hand, and can't find any information on this particular marking.  Any information that anyone could supply would be most appreciated.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote GotSnlB28 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jul 19 2021 at 6:30pm
Should be J Mueller (sp?). They only made type 3 bands with the bayonet lug as far as I know so it's probably cut down to a type 2. Check closely.
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Look close probably JMQ not JMO. As GotSnlB28 said a cut down type III.
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It could easily be J.M.Q.  There is a small mark, close to the period after the Q, that could be the tail of the Q.  When I looked at it under magnification, it didn't appear to be connected to or to cross-over into  the body of the letter, so I called it an "O", but I guess that could be just the angle of the strike or wear on the stamp that was used. 

If it has been cut down, it was well done -- the edge is square and even, there are no obvious signs of it being cut, and the edge appears to have been finished.  Is there an easy way to id a cut-down type three vs. an actual type 2?

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Do you understand the meaning of a "broken edge"? Both parts; inner and outer, will have a broken edge. If it has sharp inside edges, it is most likely faked.
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American Radiator Standard Sanitary Corp was contracted with Inland to make the type 3 band. They did not make a type 2 band.
There marking was SI or Sl

take a look at this listing of a cut down T3



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Dan, saw that one too, had me digging though the CCNLs to make sure I wasn't missing something. That one took a bit more effort than just a hacksaw.
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