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Underwood - Star stamp on front receiver lug

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    Posted: Nov 09 2020 at 7:38pm
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Sorry for the terrible picture post. Don’t think I quite got the hang of that...fort post.

Anyway, this is the front lug on an Underwood receiver s/n 142XXXX.  I have 3 other UEF carbines and they don’t have this star stamp. Anyone else seen this star stamp before?  Thoughts?

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Here's the front lug on my 1.414xxx Underwood.   Someone here is keeping notes on these Underwood markings.

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That would be me. Not a lot of time for much of anything, but will reach out when I can.

Only a few have been noted in a relatively narrow UW serial number range. Most probably don’t notice the mark since it is an rarely checked. Its meaning is unknown.

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And the one I have here

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This is my 1415XXX
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Outstanding!  The S/N of mine, for record/tracking purposes is: 1428882

Another carbine mystery to solve!

Very interesting how it appears, from the links attached, to be nothing but a 1.41 and 1.42 serials, thus far.

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Thanks Chad and everyone who have provided examples.

The earliest known example has a circular mark. There are some slight variations in the shape of the star markings, but still a star.


Marking

Serial Number

Star

Asterisk

Other

1414xxx

Yes

No

Circle

1415xxx

Yes

No

None

1419408

Yes

Yes

None

1422081

No

Yes

None

1428641

Yes

No

None

1428882

Yes

No

None


Not many known examples so far. Have a few theories, but purpose remains unknown.
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Check this out. An Underwood flat bolt “WU” also marked on the bolt lug with a stamped star. Any ideas or comments to on the reason for this star?
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No, First I've seen one. Is the bolt parked? Was it in a 1.4 UW?
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I don’t know what it came out of.  It is being sold as a complete bolt assembly on eBay.


I wonder if the source or meaning of the star is the same on both the bolt and the receiver?



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Hi, I have an Underwood that has this star, serial 1428641 all original,
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Not sure where I got this picture but here is another WU bolt with a star.

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