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#1 SecondAmend

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Posted 25 June 2004 - 11:18 AM

Recently saw an M1A1 cross-bolt stock that had what looked like a light imprint of the letters "USAA" - all in caps. The imprint was on the left side in front of the cross-bolt area. The letters are about 4 mm tall.

I did not see (or I missed) the significance of these letters in "American Thunder." If I read correctly, "AA" is Augusta Arsenal, "RIA" is Rock Island Arsenal, etc.

What/where is "USAA"?

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#2 Z3BigDaddy

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Posted 25 June 2004 - 02:33 PM

QUOTE (PhilOhio @ Jun 25 2004, 12:03 PM)
Must be either U.S. Army Air Corps, or else my insurance company.

ROTFLMAO!!!

That was the first thing I thought of!! Of course I sell insurance so I have to quote against their cheap ass prices... sad.gif
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#3 Grey Crow

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Posted 25 June 2004 - 09:06 PM

Phil,

Don't you mean you need a government subsidy to buy expensive American ammo, to protect an American Investment and piece of History??
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Posted 28 June 2004 - 02:59 PM

A bit more information on the stock, if it helps.

The "USAA" letters are inside a rectagular box.

The stock also has the capital letter "P" inside a square box on the underside of the neck.

The stock is on an AO made M1A1 that may be a Lend Lease gun (has "U.S. PROPERTY" stamping and band on front of fore end).

Thanks to all.
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Posted 28 June 2004 - 03:58 PM

I'm gonna venture a guess that its the San Antonio Arsenal. I've seen some Garands and a Trench gun or two with 'RSAA' and 'SAA' in a rectangular box. HTH
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Posted 28 June 2004 - 04:29 PM

Thank you, gentlemen,

Gun is definitely a rebuild. The frame is non-match M1 Savage while receiver is AOC with A1 hand stamped on. Barrel, receiver, frame all parked.

I'll pass along the information to the owner.
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