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99% of these don't have import marks, because they were surplused in bulk in the 60's prior to the 1968 import mark requirement.

Production of the 1892 stopped in 1924 so it is unlikely the germans would have restarted production and reproofed these.

Sorry, but odds are it was not a vet bring back. While it is possible a stray one or two could have been brought over by a vet, the 1892 stayed in french service at least through the Indochina war. Instead, the vast majority in the states today were bought from mail order catalogs like this one:

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