Ohhh, I see. It's not 8 bores like I thought, it's more like it would be 8 gauge if it were a shotgun. Right? That was quite a bang, and the guy shooting almost got knocked on his butt. Heh!
Most of the markings that would have made the carbine more collectible and readily identifiable as GI or not have been ground/sanded off. Those who know can tell, but... Yeah. Still, it doesn't matter to me, really. I don't intend to sell it yet, so value is unimportant, except sentimental value. Dory left it for me, so, I'll take care of it, and learn something new and meet new friends in the process.