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I've searched the site and found some old threads that seemed to reference this but the pics are long gone. Besides taking one fresh from a can how can I tell if a Gas Cylinder is SA USGI? Appreciate the help.
 

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PM Sent. I have heard they were "ghost" marked on the front. What that means I can only assume. The markings are difficult to make out similar to those on a lot of GI magazines is what I gather. Have to look at it in just the right light. M1 Garands are so much easier.
 

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PM Sent. I have heard they were "ghost" marked on the front. What that means I can only assume. The markings are difficult to make out similar to those on a lot of GI magazines is what I gather. Have to look at it in just the right light. M1 Garands are so much easier.

Pics on the way. I'll take a close-up of the front. never heard about a "ghost" marking...

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Here are a couple of pics of my early style gas cylinder. Not sure what that is supposed to be but It's my understanding only SA and Winchester made the early style. Hopefully someone else can chime in.
 

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could you post some of your pics here jb ?
Yes, but I'm challenged. I'll behappy to send them all yo tou if you can post them.

I know it sounds weird, but I'm just not that good at posting thru image posting services. :(

PM me with your email and they're yours. :) I'll be happy to take any pics you'd like...

JWB
 

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Pics on the way. I'll take a close-up of the front. never heard about a "ghost" marking...
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Since you say your Challenged
Email them to me I will Post them For You
 

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It looks like an LF to me too. I looked at it under magnification.I'm not sure how it would look if I tried taking off the finish.

I have JWB's pics so if they don't get posted before I get home tonight I'll do it then If he doesn't mind. I see nothing on his Gas Cylinder. The more I have dug into this I think the SA should be marked on the right side towards the front.

Hopefully we can get to the bottom of this.
 
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