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#21 Frank Iannamico

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Posted 19 August 2015 - 05:27 PM

Thank you for your reply.

If I understand what you say the conversion kit and the marking 9mm were factory applied.  It's right?

Yes it had a .45 magwell with a 9mm adapter in it, but the gun was factory marked 9mm.


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#22 kanister

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Posted 20 August 2015 - 02:10 AM

Thank you again


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Posted 20 August 2015 - 11:53 AM

Well then , if we are talking about a run of M3 / M3A1s that were standard .45 recievers but shipped out with the 9mm conversion installed and no .45 barrel assmly / bolt / mags with them , then I could see that happening . If it was known before hand those were going to be dropped behind enemy lines in 9MM with no supply of .45 in sight , they would save time / material in their production . This particular run could have been hush-hush ( remember the Liberator " flare pistol " ? ) and not stamped with the regular markings and , as most / all were airdropped and lost , we might not have found paperwork or not realized the meaning behind the paperwork when found .

Then again , it just might be the people dropping the guns just installed the kits into the guns being dropped and put the spare parts into their parts stock or just tossed them away.

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#24 kanister

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 02:46 AM

I known that this is an old thread, but a new/old M3 surfaced on a old barn and has these marking in it:


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#25 Got Uzi

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 03:46 AM

What markings? No picture is showing
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#26 kanister

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 05:36 AM

Yes, where is gone the picture?

I shall try again.


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#27 kanister

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Posted 08 July 2019 - 06:52 AM

Here the pictures:

 

Attached File  Bocchettone 9mm.jpg   143.97K   28 downloadsAttached File  021 - Copia.JPG   127.15K   28 downloadsAttached File  Copia di 033.JPG   132.06K   24 downloads

 

Also this SMG has been destroyed by law.


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#28 Got Uzi

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Posted 10 July 2019 - 06:12 PM

What about the barrel, bolt and magazine insert?

Interesting how the receiver is marked or lack there or markings
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#29 BillyDixon

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Posted 13 July 2019 - 10:13 PM

so if something is found in a mountain hut in rural italy how did the law find out about it ? just askin.


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Posted 14 July 2019 - 01:31 AM

so if something is found in a mountain hut in rural italy how did the law find out about it ? just askin.

Seize and destroy (if there is not a person in charge).

Seize, destroy and imprison (if there is a person in charge).


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#31 michaelkih

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Posted 14 July 2019 - 03:26 AM

What a waste.
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Posted 14 July 2019 - 10:26 AM

Here is a 9mm marked M3 it had an adapter and 9mm barrel, now converted to .45 by removing the mag adapter and replacing the barrel and bolt.

 

I removed the mag catch so the entire markings were visible.

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