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August 03, 2009, 23:38
Several new ( unissued ?) Garand bolts are now being sold with numbers 528287 SA Z-5
6528287 SA A-14 and 6528287 SA Z-3. Anyone know anything about these?
When were they made? Are they true Springfield made bolts? Are they any good?
August 04, 2009, 06:36
SA would indicate Springfield manufacture. The numbers indicate drawing and heat lots.
If for sure unissued would be worth a little coin to someone trying to make their Garand "correct" Otherwise good only as replacement bolts for someone trying to correct an iffy headspace situation.
Beware reparked old stuff!
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August 04, 2009, 09:01
Bolt 6528287-SA Heat lot Z3
Used s/n range 5,800,000 to 5,899,999.
Bolt 6528287-SA Heat lot A14
Used s/n range 5,420,000 to 5,869,999.
Definately late Garands, should be good parts if you trust the seller.
August 09, 2009, 14:18
i have come across a very few nos wra bolts and im sure someone is sitting on a big pile of nos sa-14 bolts.
August 14, 2009, 08:27
65 Series coded Garand parts were quite commonly seen as NOS parts. I have a few in my stash. These came from new rifles that were demilled and spare parts that came in with the Danish surplus in the late 1990s. I have never heard of bogus Garand bolts. As the bolts are so hard, they tend to wear little and when reparked, tend to look as new. When a little grease is wiped on the refinished bolts, they easily pass as new.
Copes had some "used" Garand parts starting around 2004. I ordered a few T/grps and a few bolts. They were all brand spankin new and greasy as hell. Called back and ordered up a bunch more. They were all 65- series parts. Your 65 series bolts are most likely NOS if the stamping is sharp and there is no sign of wear on the bolt lugs or the top of the rear ridge that rides through the receiver bridge. The bolt face should be free of any pitting or cartridge rings.
Tons of unused Garand parts were sent for scrap by SA after Uncle killed the Garand program. There are some pics around that show piles of parts sitting by railroad cars waiting to be loaded for the final ride.
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