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Dating a FRMP 1909 Argentine Carbine

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 3:18 pm
by indy1919a4
So picked up a FRMP 1909 carbine which had a serial Number in the low 200s with an "A" Prefix.

Now I have Seen a few FRMP Carbines and the serial Number are 0xxxxx 6 digits in length. But I have never seen one with a "A" prefix. This serial number is
A002xx so still 6 spaces, but only 5 digits and a letter..

Anyone seen that Prefix before and where does it fit in with this topsy turvy world we live in..??

Re: Dating a FRMP 1909 Argentine Carbine

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:10 pm
by bobvz
Never seen that. Can you post pics of the receiver crest and ser. no. ?

Re: Dating a FRMP 1909 Argentine Carbine

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 3:34 pm
by indy1919a4
Here are some photos..

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Re: Dating a FRMP 1909 Argentine Carbine

Posted: Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:33 am
by LEP
That is odd. The 2nd variant serial numbers should also have started at 005001. This variant (with the Gendarmeria Nacional below the crest) were made between 1949 & 1959.