View Full Version : Belgian bolt differences

February 03, 2006, 08:49
I've got a bunch of un numbered belgian bolts I'm sorting through to refinish, and I've noticed a few variations of the cut on the top where the SN usually goes. They are factory cuts, but the length seems to vary widely among them. Anybody have any idea why? The majority of them seem to be like this first one.

February 03, 2006, 08:52
Some are a bit shorter, and have the proofs on the side.

February 03, 2006, 08:53
2 look like they were laid on their side and done with a mill.

February 03, 2006, 08:55
Most are like this, though. After going downstairs and looking through a few G1 bolts, I noticed that the cuts were not standard on them, either. Anyone know the lore behind why FN cut it's bolts the way they did?

Prototype Services
February 06, 2006, 16:33
Oh, Adam. You know all that metric junk is made weird. Most of it looks like it was hacked out with a rock.:eek:
Just kidding of course.:D :D :D

Lee Carpentieri
June 22, 2006, 02:41
Adam, I would say that when they were being serial numbered for a contract weapon that somebody screwed up at Herstahl when they punched the serial number in and just machined it off and set them aside for other times.You know how precise the Belgiums liked to be about weapons assembly even in the Battle rifle production.