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Posted: 12/30/2003 6:24:08 PM EDT
What is that little sticker, decale what ever on the front of the mag well. I have seen them on several AR's over the years but never up close. What the heck is this?

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Link Posted: 12/30/2003 6:28:53 PM EDT
It is a proof stamp on Armalites and Eagle Arms receivers that means the rifle left the factory as a complete gun not just a lower. I have one on my pre-ban Eagle
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 6:42:13 PM EDT
YEP!! Thats what it is!Good OLe ARMALITE! Also Gov't M16A2s and A4s M4s have a similar stamp, at least on the FNs Ive seen, Cant remember if Colt does it to. But Only on GOV'T rifles cp
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 7:07:27 PM EDT
I think its a government proof mark seeing as how I have a walnut M14 stock stamped with the same mark.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 7:24:14 PM EDT
Nice thought, but incorrect.
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 8:57:02 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Lumpy196: Nice thought, but incorrect.
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What is it?
Link Posted: 12/30/2003 9:42:12 PM EDT
From [url]http://www.armalite.com/library/faq/faq_list.htm[/url]
WHAT IS THE STAMPED EAGLE ON THE FRONT OF YOUR RIFLES? It is a factory inspection stamp similar to, and sometimes confused with, the government acceptance stamp. It doesn't include the additional characters of the government stamp. It was initially used to mark Eagle Arms rifles that were built in the factory, to differentiate them from rifles built from Eagle Arms receivers. In addition, the company president didn't think that our rifles looked right without the stamp. Because ArmaLite rifles are only available from the factory, the stamp denotes factory inspection, and to mimic government rifles in detail. The only ArmaLite's that intentionally omit the mark are those delivered to the government. This is intended to prevent confusion as to the source of a mark on the government rifles.
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Link Posted: 12/30/2003 10:21:01 PM EDT
The one on my M15A2 wore off after a few good cleanings
Link Posted: 12/31/2003 5:34:02 AM EDT
Originally Posted By ChrisGene: It is a proof stamp on Armalites and Eagle Arms receivers that means the rifle left the factory as a complete gun not just a lower. I have one on my pre-ban Eagle
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Yep. My post-ban Eagle has it as well.
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