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These pictures come from two old threads in the Swedish Military Firearms Forum (4th October 2006) and the Military Mauser Forum (4th to 9th October 2006):

http://old.gunboards.com/uploaded/THOR65/2006104131222_Sight Adjustment Tool_M96.jpg

http://old.gunboards.com/uploaded/Dutchman/2006104171359_unktool1.jpg

http://old.gunboards.com/uploaded/Dutchman/200610419544_unktool2.jpg

http://old.gunboards.com/uploaded/THOR65/2006105144229_Sight Adjustment Tool_01.jpg

http://old.gunboards.com/uploaded/THOR65/200610913300_Tool_Anchor.jpg

These were the comments, hinting to Pietro Beretta:

John Wall
Posted - 10/04/2006 : 6:10:50 PM
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If I'm not mistaken, the object in the upper right corner looks just like the anchor mark on one of my Mannlicher Carcano M1891/24 TS (Truppe Special) 6.5 m/m short rifles. The mark on the rifle indicates issue to the "San Marcos", the members of the Italian Navy's Marine Corps. If this mark is the same, you have a pretty neat accessory. Can you post a well-lit close-up of the mark?


Vulch
Posted - 10/05/2006 : 01:37:29 AM
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If I am not mistaken it looks VERY much like a PB made front sight adjusting tool for the M1 garand or the BM-59
Probably wrong :D.
 

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strange and intresting.

Surelly it's not for the Garand or the BM-59 because these rifles have adjustable rear sight.

It could be for the P-14 or P17.


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I do not think (although I can not offer a factual proof of it), that the tool on posted on the Swedish board is Italian. The style of the stamps is inconsistent with all the other military gauges that I have seen so far and that I own. Most (if not all) are arsenal-marked. The "PB" stamp is not also consistent with Beretta stamps. The anchor is not in style with the "Regia Marina" stamps, quite frankly it looks way too nice. See below a Swedish M96 bayo with anchor stamp. Although it is not a great picture, some similarities with the anchor on the tool can be seen.

The tool posted by Dogwalker is on the contrary correct. Beware however that a while ago I heard that reproductions were being made in Italy.
 
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