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Mine has a slight mark underneath the top rail, about 3 inches forward of the rear sight. It does appear as though someone mounted something onto the receiver. However, the mark is hardly noticeable unless you are looking for it. As far as the charging handle is concerned, I didn't notice any appreciable wear on mine. If I understand your question correctly, I believe wear around where the charging handle contacts the upper receiver would be normal. I would imagine that the area in question (charging handle, bolt & upper receiver) would be a high wear location considering the charging handle is part of the bolt carrier. Kind of like how a bolt carrier will eventually wear some of the annodizing away from the upper receiver on the AR platform.ski0080 said:Gentleman,
As I will shortly take receipt of my own. I noticed through looking at at least seven different rifles all with accompanying close up pictures that there are several different areas that all seem to have finish marks/damage. The first common area is on the top rail just in front of the rear sight. There appears to be damage appearing as if something had been mounted there. Secondly I have noticed that the charging handle does damage to annodizing near the rear of the lock back channel. Again, the rifles that were looked at were unfired but from factory. This is confirmed.
It is rumored that the BATFE was unhappy with the depth of original engraving & so FN had to have the receivers re engraved on the opposite side. I believe the damage to the top rail may have been made from the clamp. Anyone care to comment on their respective weapon or if they know these facts to be true. Thank you for your time.