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Old September 5, 2013, 02:09 PM   #7
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the 9 mm guns got the big red 9 on the grip to avoid confusion, especially as you could chamber a 9 mm round into a 7.63 chamber by mistake.
I think it's the reverse of what you're suggesting here. It was intended to remind soldiers not to use the 7.62 ammo in the larger 9mm chamber.
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