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I have a spare stock,walnut, stamped FAT66. In the slingwell it has a rectangular box but, even under magnification, I can't make out the man. Any ideas????
Can't help w/the slingwell box mark, but the FAT66 is an Italian arsenal (Terni?) stamp. Looks like your stock was lend-lease to the Italians & (probably) came back to the US f/resale by the CMP. HTH.
It did donzi but, other than the FAT66 stamp and the rectangular box,small, in the slingwell, it's totally unmarked. It has some of the Italian Dowel rod repairs, all single dowels though. I'm wondering if it's Italian walnut or American.
how about some pics of it Dave.
I'll be able to take pics again after Monday when I pick up the new digital Camera. Last one got stolen in a breakin. Actually, I got lucky. Bunch a pillheads, stole the handgun safe my wife keeps her meds in(She's on some heavy painkillers cause of her auto-immune disease). Unfortunately my Camera, along with my late father's Seiko watch was in it. Police didn't recover anything
Here's some pics of the FAT66;
also, there's a small oval stamp further up the stock from the FAT66 stamp.
Italian made replacement stock
Actually, the pics make it look alot lighter than it is, I think it's walnut. But, I'm not sure. I'll try to take some more. Figure this out, the stock is laying on a Dark blue sheet! Don't know if I'm having problems with the new camera or not, it's a Canon Powershot SD1200 IS.
Typical Eurorean walnut stock. Don't know region or name of tree but I have many Mauser rifles with such wood. Not to mention a Danish 'send back' M1 rifle.
This sort of thing can be hard to determine. When the CMP carbines first came out they were all supposed to have junk European stocks.
Mine was a many times re finshed USGI birch "potbelly" stock with two FAT stamps showing two trips to Tierni. The US markings have been obliterated for the most part through these re finishings and even the earlier FAT stamp ('58) is a bit faint but apparently the sander didn't hit the front of the pistol grip too hard because the proof "P" is a bit faint but clear.
Most of the Italian Carbines I've seen have USGI birch pot belly stocks that have been re finished at least once by the Italians along with a mixture of others including USGI walnut. Mine has a USGI walnut handguard.
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