Jim, I think you would be surprised how many people still do believe that.
Crate ... I'll bite, what do you think the flash hiders purpose is supposed to be on a Jungle Carbine? I'm going to say it was expressly for the purpose of protecting the vision of the shooter ... to curtail blinding by way of the exit flash from the muzzle.
P.S The England stamp was placed there to designate country of origin for Export sale.