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Old 02-14-2020, 10:21 PM
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Default Electric Pencil engraving on USGI Gages and Tools

I have started a collection of original M1 Garand gages and tools. Just never thought to ask. Many of the tools/gages have some type of writing with an electric pencil. When and by whom was this usually done. Was it done by a person going through armorers school? Was it done by armorers for field armorers? Any ideas?
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:30 PM
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Could be local control numbers. We did this with all our tools in the Air Force for accountability.
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Old 02-14-2020, 10:34 PM
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Could be local control numbers. We did this with all our tools in the Air Force for accountability.
I think some of it is that. Some of it is directions. ie: Gas Cylinder gauge has little arrows with "This must protrude" engraved on it.
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Old 02-14-2020, 11:27 PM
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I assume you mean markings besides the obvious nomenclature stuff.
It could also be test or re inspection dates.
All that was done by the Depot making the piece or manufacturer.

As others have said once at a unit, control numbers could be added.

(Ever since I joined the US Army in 1987, noone including Armorers, travelled with their equipment. What I mean is if you were in school, you used school equipment, you left and went to your unit. Once at your unit you were issued your personal gear but things like tools: wrenches, armorers kit etc were at the unit and you signed them out. So it's not like SPC Joe Snuffy made or was given his Armorers tools in AIT and he then took them thru his career.)
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