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#1 Jay V

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:30 PM

Hi Guys
Hey i just bought 6 BAR magazines and 4 of them have the Letter S on the bottom and one the letter G and one blank,so I was wondering is there any way to date the magazines using the Letters or is that a manufactures code? Any helps would be appreciated,Jay

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:51 PM

How to Date a BAR Magazine:

1) Tell it it looks real purty

2) Buy it a drink

3) Ask it to dance

4) Get its phone number


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#3 Jay V

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Posted 24 January 2012 - 06:52 PM

LMAO>>>No really any way to date when they were possible made

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:10 AM

WWI MAGAZINES ARE BLUED
WWII MAGAZINES ARE PARKERISED
See also wether you have a hole in the bottom
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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:26 AM

(5) Wear protection.

The G and L might be manufacturer's codes.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:29 AM

How to Date a BAR Magazine:

1) Tell it it looks real purty

2) Buy it a drink

3) Ask it to dance

4) Get its phone number
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I don't think he meant that kind of bar Mark!! :lol:

#7 Jay V

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:02 AM

Hi Guys
Here's one of the magazines for review,hopefully this can help narrow done a timezone,Thanks Jay


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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:03 AM

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 09:03 AM

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:36 PM

Never opened one of these and there isn't a date on them. S on follower (assume to identify Seymour make) and a hole in bottom plate.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 03:37 PM

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 04:22 PM

Thanks Woody>>The ones that are "S" mark have the same S marking as yours on top but dont have the Hole

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Posted 26 January 2012 - 07:05 PM

Hi guys,just checking back in to see if anyone has any new info.Thanks Jay

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Posted 01 February 2012 - 07:07 PM

Hi guys,just checking back in to see if anyone has any new info.Thanks Jay

The case colored follower is a Seymour, in an email from Jim Ballou a few months ago, he explained that they (Seymour)thought they could improve feeding with a case harden follower. The BAR magazines with the drawing number on the bottom are post [email protected]

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 09:06 PM

Thanks RCS
So i take it then mine are post WW2,any idea of the production era.Also do you have a link on how i can date these or others? Thanks to all whom have helped.Jay


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