Unusual mark on L579?

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  1. stonecreek

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    I recently picked up an early L579 in .308 (Bofors, half-moon mag release, SN 16,XXX) and when I disassembled it to clean and inspect I found this "UN" mark in front of the "Made In Finland" mark on the LH side of the receiver below the stock line. Maybe a mark like this is common, but if so I haven't noticed it before. I doubt this is a rifle made especially for the United Nations, so can anyone clue me in on the significance of "UN"?


    BTW: This rifle also has the one piece magazine box/bottom metal, the two having been welded together and the magazine box being of somewhat heavier gauge than the usual stamped ones. I've seen a few of these, but they're very uncommon in my experience.
     

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    Stonecreek..Would this be the stamped initials of the Inspector ?
     
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    I'll check mine when I get home in a few days, both .243's but both with the one piece magazine box/bottom metal.
    Even if the UN stamp is there it still doesn't answer your question though sorry.
     
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    Beats me.

    The person I bought it from said that it was purchased new by his father, so it is presumably a one-owner and wouldn't have picked up the stamp in transit between countries. Besides, the stamp has been blued over, so it appears it came from the factory.
     
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    image.jpg Just checked mine, both have the 'UN' stamp. Both are also 'M' stamped receivers with the short cocking piece.
     

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