IAC Billerica Ma
A great many folks have seen this marking on a used gun they own. The Interstate Arms Corporation is known for cheap (price wise, not necessarily quality) reproductions. I understand that they are also involved in importing firearms.
I recently purchased a S&W mdl 13-2. I hadn't noticed until I brought it home and began cleaning it that there was a marking under the barrel, reading "IAC Billerica Ma." This was pretty exciting, I thought maybe I just got a police or security gun! I was also intrigued, as my mother's side of the family hails from Billerica.
Kind of funny, though, that an American made firearm, that was built just down the road in Springfield, was imported! Is there any way to find out from where it was imported? Even better, from whom?