View Full Version : Ident: L1A1 bolt markings

jim west
January 16, 2004, 21:35
British bolt. Top: 9602104 B 61 followed with a upside down triangle stamp.

Bottom: U B A 85770

Left:Hand stenciled upside down arrow next to Z

Right:Hand stenciled crown?(looks kind of like the nbc peacock logo)
over R S
The letters sit in the corners of a large plus sign.
I've been using the search but have not found anything. Anyone?

NZ L1A1 Collector
January 17, 2004, 00:04
The logo is a British proof mark and the RSAF means
R = Royal
S = Small
A = Arms
F = Factory

Although the bolt was made by BSA (private company) it was inspected at Enfield hence the marking (Quality control check).

1. Old proof stamp GR means George Rex (King George VI 1936 - 1952)
2. New proof stamp ER means Elizabeth Regina (Queen Elizabeth II 1952 onwards)
3. RSAF proof mark
4. proof mark found on bolts or carriers

jim west
January 17, 2004, 10:46
Thanks Mr Adams.:beer: