For as much as I know, RAF doesn't exist anymore. The name and adress of this firm was : Etablissements RAF (don't know what the letters RAF mean), 103, rue Antoine DURAFOUR, 42100, Saint-Etienne. Their great success was the semi-automatic/takedown carbine RAF model Sidna (.22 LR). They began their activity in 1948. Their first carbine was also a semi-auto .22 LR which has been also produced by ManuFrance under licence under the name "Reina".
The only bolt action carbine I know produced by them (at least in 1988) is their model "Commando" which was also a takedown. Barrel length : 500 mm, total length : 950 mm. Could use .22 Long and .22 LR cartridges with the magazine. .22 short had to be manually introduced in the chamber. Mag capacity 9 or 10, don't remember exactly. It is a curved mag. Some RAF had a straight mag. Could receive a silencer and a scope. Weight : 2.2 kg or 2.3.
Last edited by Alamas; 10-28-2009 at 09:36 AM.
Reason: Mag capacity
It is quite weird. The wood of your rifle looks very much like the one shot carbine, if we except the hole for the mag, of course. I don't have any mod. 64 in my RAF catalog of 1988. But I have seen a semi-auto carbine (yes, semi-auto and not bolt action) with the following stamps on the barrel (if my notes are correct):
(RAF symbol, the letters RAF in a triangle)
22 LR AUTO
these markings are 90Â° compared to yours, the following are just like yours and at the same place in front of the foot of the rear sight:
FRANCE ET ETRANGER
959 509875 782
CANON ACIER SPECIAL