Could be either. Is there an acceptance mark? the '30s-dated replacement barrels often have banded front sites.Well I got the rifle in and I have not picked it up yet. My ffl sent me some pictures. The rifle has a banded front sight and a short carbine sight ladder. The barrel and reciever number match, does this mean the rifle was a cut down? Or does this mean it was rebarreled? or could it be either?