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Posted: 8/2/2003 1:32:39 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2003 10:31:07 AM EDT by SpentShellz]
Link Posted: 8/2/2003 9:39:50 PM EDT
Panther Arms is DPMS, they've always been marked with a 'D' IME. I've never seen an upper that was actually marked with the company like Colt or Bushmaster, only the forge mark of whoever made the original forging. Are you sure the barrel has a 'P' and not an 'F' or a 'B' that wasn't stamped completely?
Link Posted: 8/3/2003 9:18:02 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/5/2003 10:30:30 AM EDT by SpentShellz]
[chainsawkill]
Link Posted: 8/3/2003 11:19:36 AM EDT
Maybe it's just the picture, but the upper appears to have regular hard-coat anodizing, DPMS normally uses a teflon coating. None of my DPMS uppers have a marking at that location. The 'P' on the barrel could indidate Pac West Arms. That flash hider is just a plain A2 flash hider. Just like DPMS, Bushmaster, Colt, FN, USMC, USA, USAF, etc. use.
Link Posted: 8/4/2003 2:00:52 PM EDT
WWW.forgings.com GG
Link Posted: 8/4/2003 2:06:53 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Hoplophile: ...I've never seen an upper that was actually marked with the company like Colt or Bushmaster, only the forge mark of whoever made the original forging...
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FWIW, one of my 7.62x39mm Colt uppers says "COLT" as big as you please on the left side of the upper receiver.
Link Posted: 8/4/2003 4:29:09 PM EDT
FYI. Pac West Arms never made nor sold barrels while they were in business.
Link Posted: 8/4/2003 5:50:57 PM EDT
The split "A" is actually AH=Anchor Harvey Forging corp. That's who the upper was made by.
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