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Thread: byf 43.

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    Boolit Master
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    May 2007

    byf 43.

    Trying to figure out a stamped mark and origin of manufacture. Saw this on a P-38 and was wondering where and when (I'm guessing 1943) it was made.


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    Boolit Master rmcc's Avatar
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    Aug 2010
    Central Iowa
    Was made by Mauser in 43
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    Boolit Master Hick's Avatar
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    Winnemucca, NV
    byf was the German secret code for the Mauser factory in Oberndorf, Germany. The number, of course, is the year of manufacture.
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    Boolit Master
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    May 2007
    Thanks. Just what I wanted to know.

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