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Old January 6, 2012, 11:12 AM   #3
PetahW
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It was most likely made in the 1930s in Germany.

JGA was actually J. G Anshutz Germenwaffenwerk A G Zella-Mehlis/ Thur (Thurungia) - aka Anshtuz.

Karabiner = "carbine".

Prior to WWII, Germany was legally allowed to produce only .22's for civilians and they werent allowed to produce more than a certian amount of firearms for the military..

Many of the Karabiners were used as military trainers.

After WWII, during the US/Soviet Occupation of Germany, the destruction of all German guns was ordered - so many of the survivers were GI takeback/capture guns.

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