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Posted: 9/27/2011 4:56:18 PM EDT

Link Posted: 9/27/2011 5:32:48 PM EDT
Looks like it's stamped N with no markings on the bolt?

http://www.ar15.com/archive/topic.html?b=3&f=123&t=369281 - Here's what I found on the N marked carrier.

I've seen FN carriers marked F, FN or F underlined. FN contract carriers with a faint A and 1B1B6 (Toolcraft Inc's CAGE)

All of the FN bolts I've seen were marked MPF with an underline under the M or F.

If it's unmarked it's impossible to determine.
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 5:47:50 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/27/2011 5:48:19 PM EDT by jcrowl]
It was on this GB ad
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=252733755
I emailed seller, he looked it up, discovered it was "Global Sales Navy version made by Smith Enterprises
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 5:48:37 PM EDT
The carrier? Maybe, but every FN carrier I have ever seen has been clearly marked FN..
But the bolt would be marked MPF behind the lugs and have an F under the extractor.

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Link Posted: 9/27/2011 6:37:25 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jcrowl:
It was on this GB ad
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=252733755
I emailed seller, he looked it up, discovered it was "Global Sales Navy version made by Smith Enterprises


Forgive my ignorance, but is that good news or bad news. I know that Smith makes good stuff, but which is a better BCG, Smith or FN?

Link Posted: 9/27/2011 6:54:49 PM EDT
Originally Posted By evlblkwpnz:
Originally Posted By jcrowl:
It was on this GB ad
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=252733755
I emailed seller, he looked it up, discovered it was "Global Sales Navy version made by Smith Enterprises


Forgive my ignorance, but is that good news or bad news. I know that Smith makes good stuff, but which is a better BCG, Smith or FN?



Well I was looking for an FN BCG for my FN A2 build, so bad news I guess
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 7:02:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jcrowl:
Originally Posted By evlblkwpnz:
Originally Posted By jcrowl:
It was on this GB ad
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=252733755
I emailed seller, he looked it up, discovered it was "Global Sales Navy version made by Smith Enterprises


Forgive my ignorance, but is that good news or bad news. I know that Smith makes good stuff, but which is a better BCG, Smith or FN?



Well I was looking for an FN BCG for my FN A2 build, so bad news I guess

Is it too late for a refund? I hate it when I think that I am buying a "correct" piece (that is inaccurately described) that I have scoured the net for and then I find that it is as good as having nothing at all, for my intended purpose. Sucks....

Link Posted: 9/27/2011 7:14:42 PM EDT
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 7:20:36 PM EDT
Originally Posted By evlblkwpnz:
Originally Posted By jcrowl:
Originally Posted By evlblkwpnz:
Originally Posted By jcrowl:
It was on this GB ad
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=252733755
I emailed seller, he looked it up, discovered it was "Global Sales Navy version made by Smith Enterprises


Forgive my ignorance, but is that good news or bad news. I know that Smith makes good stuff, but which is a better BCG, Smith or FN?



Well I was looking for an FN BCG for my FN A2 build, so bad news I guess

Is it too late for a refund? I hate it when I think that I am buying a "correct" piece (that is inaccurately described) that I have scoured the net for and then I find that it is as good as having nothing at all, for my intended purpose. Sucks....



Luckily I asked him about it before I bid.
Link Posted: 9/27/2011 7:57:55 PM EDT
Originally Posted By jcrowl:
Originally Posted By evlblkwpnz:
Originally Posted By jcrowl:
Originally Posted By evlblkwpnz:
Originally Posted By jcrowl:
It was on this GB ad
http://www.gunbroker.com/Auction/ViewItem.aspx?Item=252733755
I emailed seller, he looked it up, discovered it was "Global Sales Navy version made by Smith Enterprises


Forgive my ignorance, but is that good news or bad news. I know that Smith makes good stuff, but which is a better BCG, Smith or FN?



Well I was looking for an FN BCG for my FN A2 build, so bad news I guess

Is it too late for a refund? I hate it when I think that I am buying a "correct" piece (that is inaccurately described) that I have scoured the net for and then I find that it is as good as having nothing at all, for my intended purpose. Sucks....



Luckily I asked him about it before I bid.

I thought that you already had it in hand. Nice work.

Link Posted: 9/29/2011 1:16:49 PM EDT
N marked carriers were produced by National Aerospace Inc. from the 80’s to mid 90’s. I have seen them with either the N stamped or, marked with white paint later on. They were produced as spare parts for field level repairs. The carrier key having three center punched stake marks per screw in the picture you posted confirm this to me. As, all the N marked carriers I ever encountered NIW were stripped and had to have the keys installed by the repair activity.

Bottom line is while they are indeed .mil spec components and of high quality, they were not produced by FN.

BTW, neither are A marked carriers. Those were produced by Advanced Ordnance Corp who bought the tooling from National Aerospace in 1996.

Wpns Man
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:31:34 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/29/2011 8:57:14 PM EDT by M4A1]
Noveske carriers have this N as well, not sure who the maker is for the Noveske carriers though.
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 8:46:15 PM EDT
The plot thickens
Link Posted: 9/29/2011 9:11:37 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WpnsMan:
N marked carriers were produced by National Aerospace Inc. from the 80’s to mid 90’s.


I wasn't sure it was a smith bcg either. The one's I've seen all have been stamped with a shield(Unlike the person it the link above stated)
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