What does CAR mean.

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What does CAR mean.

Postby Roj » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:55 pm

I have done searches and can’t find what the abrieviation meaning for CAR. It’s on the secondary pen blade of my #56 dog leg jack. Reads GEC CAR. Any help would be appreciated.

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Re: What does CAR mean.

Postby gsmith7158 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 2:58 pm

I'm pretty sure it stands for Carbon.
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Re: What does CAR mean.

Postby edge213 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 3:26 pm

Yes, as in carbon steel.
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Re: What does CAR mean.

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:42 pm

I think we need a new word to cover steels that will rust more easily than the so called "stainless" steels. We say "carbon" steel, but all steels have some carbon. We can say "not stainless" but that's cumbersome.
So the new word: "stainmore"; it's obvious. Some steels stain less, others stain more. "Stainless" has been in common use for about 90 years, so it is time to speak of all the other steels as being a "stainmore" steel.
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Re: What does CAR mean.

Postby Steve Warden » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:46 pm

kootenay joe wrote:Man, i'm gettin' smart in my old age !
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And at my age CAR is Can't Always Remember!
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Re: What does CAR mean.

Postby deo-pa » Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:51 pm

Sorry Roland, Stainmore is already spoken for. :)

From Wikipedia:
Stainmore is a remote geographic area in the Pennines on the border of Cumbria, County Durham and North Yorkshire. The name is used for a civil parish in the Eden District of Cumbria, England, including the villages of North Stainmore and South Stainmore. The parish had a population of 253 in the 2001 census, increasing to 264 at the Census 2011.


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Re: What does CAR mean.

Postby kootenay joe » Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:39 pm

Darn !
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Re: What does CAR mean.

Postby Roj » Mon Mar 05, 2018 9:21 pm

Thanks guys. Feel kind of silly not knowing, thanks for the entertaining thread.

Just got my 43 in the mail today it also has CAR on the blade stamp.

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Re: What does CAR mean.

Postby jmh58 » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:22 pm

Steve Warden wrote:
kootenay joe wrote:Man, i'm gettin' smart in my old age !
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And at my age CAR is Can't Always Remember!


And here I was thinkin.. ::facepalm:: CRS.. :lol: John
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Re: What does CAR mean.

Postby Steve Warden » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:50 pm

jmh58 wrote:
Steve Warden wrote:
kootenay joe wrote:Man, i'm gettin' smart in my old age !
kj

And at my age CAR is Can't Always Remember!


And here I was thinkin.. ::facepalm:: CRS.. :lol: John

Yeah, I have that, too.
Funny, but I was part of the 438th CRS, only that CRS was Component Repair Squadron.

Edit: correction, it was the 435th, not 438th. ::facepalm:: sad, but it proves my point!
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Re: What does CAR mean.

Postby kootenay joe » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:42 am

For the lone Canadian in the crowd, what does "CRS" stand for ?
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Re: What does CAR mean.

Postby FRJ » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:58 am

Canadiens Respond Slowly ............ ::facepalm::
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Re: What does CAR mean.

Postby ScoutKnives » Tue Mar 06, 2018 12:59 am

Can’t remember s*it ::paranoid:: :lol:

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Re: What does CAR mean.

Postby Tsar Bomba » Wed Mar 07, 2018 4:20 am

FRJ wrote:Canadiens Respond Slowly ............ ::facepalm::

::rotflol::
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Re: What does CAR mean.

Postby jerryd6818 » Wed Mar 07, 2018 2:24 pm

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