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Barrel tube suppliers
Edited by board administrator October 1, 2020, 2:58 pm
I like Will's idea that the USA-F could be a tube supplier or importer. I've searched every combination of USA-F for U.S. and Belgian steel mills without success. Germany invaded Belgium in May 1940 and I certainly agree Hunter Arms was using up old stock after that.
This is a 1948 Ideal with 'Belgium LLH' (Laurent Lochet-Habran
) on the right barrel over-stamped with 'London Steel.' No way to know if old stock or new.
It does appear that LLH reorganized after the war. There are Belgian doubles proved in the 50s with the LLH mark.
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