The War in Europe had cut off supplies from Belgium by 1940 and Iím sure American barrel Manufactures were established by that time. One of the Hunter Brothers had testified before Congress in the early 1900ís to get relief from Tarriffs on imported barrels,
I have seen the font or stamping of the USA-F marked barrels and it does not fit or resemble the in use font of HAC. Iíve noticed HAC used the same basic stamps with the main difference being the size. Fore arm and barrel stamps were about the same size and frame stamping a little larger, but all common to each other. The USA-F stamping doesnít fit in with any stamps in use at HAC. Just my guess.
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