I would also say Taiwan regarding the markings on the barrel. The round marking is the same as the one's inprinted on the ammo cans of M2 Taiwanese ammunition in garand clips I purchased from Sarco about ten years ago.Taiwan. Same marking used on Nationalist Chinese manufactured version of the M1 bayonet. It can be seen on page 65 of Gary Cunningham's book "American Military Bayonets of the 20th Century" in the foreign copies section.
Now I actually have to look at those SOG rifles! Would go great with my Norwegian and Danish M1s.must have been a garand sold by SOG, i have one IHC and a Winchester with the same type markings on the barrel. both bores are worn out!
+1 That is Chinese writing, not Korean nor Thai (both use alphabets, not pictographs). I asked a friend who was a Lieutenant in the Taiwan Navy and she believes the round looking mark is Taiwan, the "60A" may be 60th Arsenal. She carried an M1 in the military academy back in the early '70s. Couldn't get the Chinese translated over the phone but she says "You Americans gave us all your old junk!" LOL - you'd have to know her. I'll get it translated if she'll stand still this weekend.I'd say Taiwan (Formosa). They remained an ally during the cold-war, and it's likely we gave them some Garands after WWII.