Beginning with a model 60 a few weeks ago, I have migrated to the .22 trainers. My question today concerns the MC-58. It appears that the USMC PROPERTY roll mark disappeared late in the contract, from that point on, US remains as well as the acceptance stamp in the wood. Can anyone shed light on the change? Specific serial number break point?
One theory occurred to me as I write; These late guns were after fulfillment of the USMC contract. H&R was directed to discontinue the USMC mark the same way Colt's removed USMC from the CQB overrun. or, H&R anticipated orders from adjacent services.
Any thoughts on this would be appreciated.