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Tattered
May 15, 2017, 19:03
Does anyone know when this bolt was made?

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sparkeyboaz
May 15, 2017, 21:48
I would of sworn I saw that same bolt in an auction on Gunbroker.
When I saw the marks, the 54 made me think it was 1954.
It seems real early, as I don't know the earliest manufacturing date.
Kind of made me wonder if it would of been associated with the early trials rifles.
I am only speculating as I am by no means an expert.
I just recall other Brit bolts with later 2 digit year markings in the same area.
Sparkeyboaz

Tattered
May 16, 2017, 18:15
I would of sworn I saw that same bolt in an auction on Gunbroker.

It's a good chance this is that very bolt you saw. I recently purchased it from someone who was selling it with an Aussie bolt carrier and some other L1A1 parts on Gunbroker. Because of the S47 I thought maybe it was from a trials rifle as well, but then it also has the 54 next to it, which would be the first year of production. Maybe it was used in the trials during 47' and then re-issued in a 54' rifle? I'm not sure so that's why I'm hoping one of the experts here knows.