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Old December 03, 2001, 06:19   #1
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I NEED YOUR HELP

I’m trying to compile a list of Steel Batch Marks (SBM) for the British made L1A1 rifles, A similar list to what Ian Skennerton has in his SLR book. What I propose to do is just start with 2 parts only and I’m asking the board members here to help me. I only have one British L1A1 rifle so it makes it rather hard to compile a list from just that!

There are a number of markings that you will find on the Breech Blocks of British manufacture.

On the LEFT HAND SIDE you will find the following:

SBM: STAMPED e.g. S116
YEAR: STAMPED e.g. 61
Letter or Number in a Diamond: STAMPED, UNKNOWN what this means.
Markers symbol: STAMPED e.g. D-over-E.. EnfielD
NSN Part No.: STAMPED e.g. 960-2104 (this is NOT a serial number)

Left hand side of breech block



On the RIGHT HAND SIDE you will find the following;

D-over-number: STAMPED e.g. D173 This is a Enfield Inspectors stamp (there can be numerous numbers of these, one for each inspection process the components passes).
Crossed flags or other proof mark: ENGRAVED Proof tested as ALL Major rifle components should be!
Triangle on a vertical line /1: ETCHED, Unknown what this means.
Number over broad arrow: ETCHED, unknown what this means.

Right hand side of breech block



On the UNDERSIDE you might find the following;

Serial Number: ENGRAVED e.g. 103030.
*: ENGRAVED means the bolt has undergone a non-destructive crack testing and passed.

Underside of breech block



On the TOP you might find the following;

NSN Part No.: STAMPED e.g. 9602104 (this is NOT a serial number)
Markers symbol: STAMPED e.g. B Birmingham Small Arms (BSA).
YEAR: STAMPED e.g. 61

Top of breech block



Some Breech Blocks might have less markings than that stated others might have more, could you please have a close look at your INCH bolts and send me a email with the details, I will then use this info to try and compile a SBM list.




Secondly while you are playing with the Breech Block (Bolt) Could you please have a close look at the Breech Block Carrier as well and tell me what markings are on it. Sorry but I don't have any pics to show you for this one. But there should be the following markings;

On the TOP you will find;

Markers symbol: STAMPED e.g. D-over-E.. EnfielD
YEAR: STAMPED e.g. 59
NSN Part No.: STAMPED e.g. 960-2107 (this is NOT a serial number)
Crossed flags or other proof mark: ENGRAVED Proof tested as ALL Major rifle components should be!

Top of Carrier


On the RIGHT HAND SIDE you might find;

Serial Number: ENGRAVED upside down e.g. UEA52580.


On the INSIDE you will find;
SBM: STAMPED e.g. S358
YEAR: STAMPED e.g. 61
D-over-number: STAMPED e.g. D29 This is a Enfield Inspectors stamp (there can be numerous numbers of these, one for each inspection process the components passes).
Crossed flags or other proof mark: STAMPED possible other location of the Proof tested as ALL Major rifle components should be!

underside of Carrier



Again there maybe more or less markings then I have stated. Could you please send me a list of these too.

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Old December 03, 2001, 06:25   #2
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Old December 03, 2001, 08:21   #3
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Originally posted by Andy the Aussie:
Want want want......that is all you Kiwi's ever do...............
Hey Andy, what part of Australia are you in? I was born and lived in Melbourne for 13 years before moving to the States.

Oh yeah, I also lived in Wellington for a few months (NZ).
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Old December 03, 2001, 08:35   #4
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You want the numbers off of these fairly new kits or do want numbers off of like my older Century as well?
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Old December 03, 2001, 16:28   #5
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phil in Indy: I'm after information about any British INCH bolt and carrier that you may have. Whether it be a 'spare' or fitted to your rifle.

You will need to remove the bolt from the carrier, and look inside the carrier to find most of the markings.

Thanks Stoney for your info
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Old December 03, 2001, 16:43   #6
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amstel..G/day mate....I grew up in the Hunter Valley but I have been living in Sydney for the past 9 years or so.

Good luck Kev....you are a braver man than me tackling a project like this...

All the best

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Old December 04, 2001, 13:02   #7
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Old December 04, 2001, 20:31   #8
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Top: UB A 74078
Middle: ED symbol 960 2104 then
arrow symbol S427 (very tiny in 57
in upper corner)
Bottom: Two pairs of flags and ED symbol 7
Top A bolt carrier for above bolt) UB A 74078 with faint elec. pencil beneath UB A 19000
Then a T symbol then strange symbol almost like a III but with stars above it. B58 960-2107 PAIR OF CROSSED FLAGS
Middle A spare bolt)6003886 IN TWO PLACES
Bottom: Crossed flags with L up top and P below then D B on main body. On top near rear above firing pin a very small B

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Old December 05, 2001, 21:58   #10
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Thanx for the info guys, keep it coming it's helping me out a lot!

And I hope this little project has also help others out, by unlocking some of the secrets of the markings on their parts

mk1iii: The spare bolt you have is an Australian made one that was issued to New Zealand!

AtA: are you sure you couldn't dig up a few of your rifles and give me the markings from them?

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Old December 05, 2001, 22:33   #11
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Brother, I think you're barking at the moon, but this is such an off-the-wall research project, I just have to help.

Breech block.
Left side: crossed flags, and a letter "P" underneath, very faint. To the left of that, "D D", the second D is overstamped.
Top : "C454" written with an electric pen.
Right side: nothing. I'm looking at it with a police maglite.
Bottom: "6320407", same electric pen
No other symbols, stamps, etc. observed. The extractor does have "12" stamped on it.

On breech block carrier:
Left side: sand cuts
Top : right at the front, "CW" stamped. In the machined area just behind that, there's a stamp that may be a nick but it's almost too deep for that. It may be part of an "R", but it's incomplete. Just next to it is a "V", or rather two stamps that come together to make a "V", the top is much more indented than the bottom.
Right side: sand cuts and 6600758 with the electric pen. Note, the number is upside down, is read looking down at the top of the carrier with the opening down and the rat-tail to the right.
No other marks, symbols, etc. observed.

Where I've said I've seen nothing, there is nothing there other than machine marks. I even got my wife's needlepoint neonlight/magnifier and we've looked at it, we can't see anything like a symbol, etc.

Let me know if this helps, I'll scan in images if need be.

Reality check. This is an AIM Surplus 'FrankenFAL" Century Arms, IMBEL receiver, etc. Purchased in May of this year.
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Old December 06, 2001, 21:12   #12
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Old December 06, 2001, 21:23   #13
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Ok... I'd love to take photo's of my bolt, but my digicam dosen't have a macro function. I'll do my best to describe the markings then.

On the bolt carrier itself, there are three distinct markings. At the foreward end of the bolt carrier are two letters stamped C T, there is also the two flags along the midridge, and finally the serial number, 6608984. There are NO other markings on the carrier itself, including the interior.

The bolt has the two flags, with L in the upper corner of the flags, and P in the lower corner. On the right side of the bolt beneath the extractor claw are two letters stamped, D R, below that is the serial number: 6510414. At the aft end of the of the bolt by the tail is an X stamped on the left hand side. Other than that, there are NO more visible markings.

I hope that helps... hey, while you're at from the info given, could you tell where these parts originated from?

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Old December 07, 2001, 06:34   #14
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the number in the diomand is the batch number for that year i know a dude who has tryed to have a book published bout the fal i think i may get a copy in word fromat i i get it i will give it to the forum as per request.
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Old December 07, 2001, 19:36   #15
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BOLT
left side: S330 60, E in diamond, EoverD 960-2104
top:triangle
right side: crossed flags, EoverD 173, EoverD 7?
bottom:UBA66257 *

Carrier
left side:sand cuts
top: ?R over crossed flags over P, arrow,EoverD 58 960-2107
right UEA 10161 (up side down),sand cuts
inside:EoverD 161,EoverD 26(2times),? over 84,S324 58,arrow in diamond
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Old December 07, 2001, 19:52   #16
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Kevin,

Did Enfield make bolts for any other countries? My friend just bought a StG58 kit from M&A Parts and it has a bolt with the D over E (Enfield) stamp.
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Old December 07, 2001, 22:45   #17
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mk1iii: THANX for the info, Could you remove the bolt from the carrier and let me know what markings are on the inside of the carrier on the large 'flat'

raeldridge: The bolt you have given me the details of is an Australian Manufacutered one. For rifle AD6320407 which was sold to Malaya in 1963
crossed flags with 'P' is the Lithgow proof mark.
'DD' mean the bolt was made in 1960

'C454' Unknown but similar 'C' markings have been seen on other parts...

'12' on the extract means it's of the first pattern (there are 3 patterns of Australian Extractors)

The breech block carrier: AD6600758 was sold to Singapore in 1966
"CW" mean the carrier was made in 1962

The markings behind that will be crossed flags (proof mark)

amstel78: The Carrier is Australian for rifle AD6608984 made in 1966 and sold to Singapore
'CT' means the carrier was made in 1962
cross flags are the proof mark

The bolt is Australian for rifle AD6510414 made in 1965 and sold to Singapore

Flags and L & P is the Lithgo Proof Mark.

'DR' means the bolt was made in 1964

Not sure what 'X' means I haven't seen it before on a breech block.

I live in Wellington


christopher chadwick: Would be intrested in contacting your freind who wanted to produce a book on the L1A1.

glock19: THANX

idsubgun: To the best of my knowledge they didn't sell INCH parts to metric companys... So the Enfiled bolt in the StG58 kit would be veryyyyy wrong and should have a metric FN or StG made bolt instead.

I Have made up a form that all you have to do is click on the relevent sections and fill out the details about the markings you will find on the Breech block and Carrier. It is in Word 97 format, so if you would like a copy to use to fill out send me a email and I'll send you a copy (save typing it all down )
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On the LEFT HAND SIDE:

SBM: STAMPED S242
YEAR: STAMPED 57
A Broad Arrow in a Diamond
Markers symbol: D-over-E.. EnfielD
NSN Part No.: STAMPED 960-2104

Left hand side of breech block
[IMG]/IMG]


On the RIGHT HAND SIDE;

D-over-number: STAMPED D158 & D57
Crossed flags: ENGRAVED
Broad Arrow (3 o'clock of the D in the D57) with and 158 (engraved below the 57 of the D57): ENGRAVED

Right hand side of breech block
(Retook photo with no flash, can see it now)
[IMG]/IMG]


On the UNDERSIDE:

Serial Number: ENGRAVED UBA33538.

Underside of breech block
[IMG]/IMG]


On the TOP:

NSN Part No.: - na -
Markers symbol: - na -
YEAR: - na -
Nothing on top, doesn't look like it has been re-touched.

Top of breech block
[IMG]/IMG]

On the TOP:

Markers symbol: STAMPED D-over-E.. EnfielD
YEAR: STAMPED 57
NSN Part No.: STAMPED 960-2107
Crossed flags STAMPED & Broad Arrow STAMPED facing towards rear of carrier


Top of Carrier
[IMG]/IMG]

On the RIGHT HAND SIDE:

Serial Number: STAMPED upside down UBA57796.

Right hand side of Carrier
[IMG]/IMG]

On the INSIDE:
SBM: STAMPED S356
YEAR: STAMPED 57
D-over-E: STAMPED D56, D30, D30, D30
Broad Arrow inside a Diamond proof mark:

Inside of Carrier
[IMG]/IMG]
*** took the photopoint links off, will find a new host for pics.

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Old December 08, 2001, 10:39   #19
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Thanks for the info NZ... yeah, I was in Wellington for a while, then back in Melbourne for 6 more years, then lived in Auckland for a few more months before I finally came to the states.

I can't remember now, but is Rotorua far from you? I wonder if they still have that little steam train working over there?
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Old December 08, 2001, 19:32   #20
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NZ: I'll try to get you some pics this weekend of my L1A1 Bolts for your SBM research. I have a bunch of L1 bolts, some brit, some aussie, some canadian.
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Old December 09, 2001, 11:56   #21
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Hi Kevin,

Here's what I have from a Brit kit I bought from century in 1992:

Left Side of breech block: the #'s "403" and "63" {seperated by approx. 1cm} above a diamond with the letter "R" in the middle of the diamond. Approx 3/4" to the right of that is the sequence "960-2014" ended with the "E" over "D" symbol.

Right Side of Breech block: a hand etched arrow with a "/" and the #'s 107 with a smaller arrow above the number sequence. 3/4 of an inch to the right are two groups of stampings, both with the "E" over "D" above the sequence. These are "107" and "23".

Top of breech block: this area is devoid of markings.

Bottom of Breech block: "UB A 15004 *"

Left Side of Carrier: again devoid of marks.

Right side of carrier: "UB A 15004" printed upside down, sequence runs from approx 1 inch behind face to middle of carrier.

Underside of carrier: the following "E" over "D" markings: "4", "151", "03", "29" one above the other from the middle arrea of the carrier to right near the face: also two large circle in circle scribings side by side with the number sequence "S 35 58" written over the lenght of the two groups of circles. There is a third circle in circle group that has a diamond stamped inside it. This diamond has the letter "E" stamped in the center iof it.

Hope this helps. Any history you could tell me would be great.
-Matt


Whoops forgot on top of the bolt carrier is a hand etched signature that looks like "STEPHIE" this is done in freehand script.

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Old December 15, 2001, 19:51   #23
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Hi Kev,
Here are some BSA markings. All stamped markings unless noted otherwise.

Bolt...Topside

B58 960-2104

Leftside

k

Rightside

79F crossed flags and arrow..these are stenciled.

Carrier...Topside

B59 960-2107 crossed flags,arrow and triangle.

Rightside

UBA 14302

Leftside

none observed

Inside

S1

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Old December 31, 2001, 09:22   #24
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NZ,
Here are the particulars on my r1a1 fal built on an Aussie kit.

Bolt carrier: Sand cuts on both sides. Serial # scribed upside down on righ side 6601335, following the five is a punch mark that looks like a hardness punch. On top of the carrier is the letters CW and the crossed flags. The only thing I see on the inside are milling marks.

Bolt: The only marks on the bolt are the letters DR stamped upside down below the extractor. That's it, no serial#, no proof marks, etc.

I took it out yesterday after cleaning the copius amounts of black lithium grease the monkeys at Century left on the recoil, and it ran perfectly using 1979 port ammo. Very accurate too.
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Hi Kevin!
From a very fine 1968 Aussie kit:

Carrier, right, inverted engraved serial #
Carrier, left, nothing
Carrier, top, crossed flags and UA to the front
Bolt, right, inverted DS
Bolt, left,engraved crossed flags w/LP
No other markings except for mathing engraved serial # on the bottom.
Hope this helps. TJ
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NZ,

As in the posting by idsubgun above, I recently received an StG 58 parts kit which has a non-matching bolt. After reading this thread, I now see that it must be an INCH pattern bolt made by Enfield. How it got there I don't know!

Here are the markings on the bolt. On the LEFT HAND SIDE the following
SBM: STAMPED S13
YEAR: STAMPED 58
Letter in a Diamond: STAMPED E in diamond
Markers (makers?) symbol: STAMPED (E over D)
NSN Part No.: STAMPED 960-2104

On the RIGHT HAND SIDE the following
D-over-number: STAMPED 12
STAMPED 26

There are no other markings of any kind - no stencils, engravings, flags, etc. I guess it was a spare part never issued in a British rifle.
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Gee, sorry to be so long getting this thread, what with a computer crash and then the board being down. But....

KEVIN check your email

Good luck with the project.
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Here are the markings on the bolt. On the LEFT HAND SIDE - no markings ( there is a faint electro-pencil etched "X" with faint markings in and around the X.

TOP: Read fore to aft: A triangle, followed by stamped NSN part no 960-2104.

On the RIGHT HAND SIDE No markings at all.

Bottom: S/N (UE A 142554) followed by an electro-penned star (*).

Finish on breech block is consistent. It doesn't look like markings were removed.

Bolt Carrier:
LEFT: no markings.
TOP: Broad arrow, then NSN 960-2107, followed by DoverE and a 65.
RIGHT: serial number UEA 142554 (which is stamped so you can read it looking down at bolt carrier from above while its in the gun -- it's upside down.)

This L1A1 kit was purchased in '94. It came with a card filled out by the NCO responsible for packing/discharging the gun from service. Too bad I can't find that right now.

Email me direct if you'd like digital pics.
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Kevin,

You have some SBM info on the way, check your mail.
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And anyone else I’ve missed THANX


amstel78:
Rotorua is about 4.5 hours from me.


Katalyst:

Beech Block [S403 63]
Steel Batch Mark S403
Year = 1963"
Letter or No. in diamond: Not sure what these means?
Nato Stock Number: 690-2104
Enfield Quality Control Inspectors Marks: D-over-107 and D-over-23
UB A15004 *
U = United Kingdom
B = BSA, Birmingham Small Arms
A15004 = Serial No.
* = Means the bolt has been tested for hairline fractures.
^/1 unknown what this marking means, possibly it refers to modification from 1 piece to 2 piece firing? So on that premise arrow-over-107 could be an inspection marking for the alterations.

Bolt Carrier [S35 58]
Steel Batch Mark S35
Year = 1958"
Letter or No. in diamond: Not sure what these means?
Nato Stock Number: 690-2107
Enfield Quality Control Inspectors Marks: D-over-4, D-over-151, D-over-03 and D-over-29

These details will decode the markings that you find all most British Breech Blocks and Carriers.


Mr Paul Caruso:

Here’s some details about your R1A1 which in fact has Australian L1A1 parts.
Rifle Serial Number: AD6601335
Year Assembled: 1966
Sold to: Singapore (Some short butts fitted)
Bolt carrier made in ‘CW’ = 1962
Crossed flags is the Lithgow proof Mark
Bolt was made in ‘DR’ = 1964

You will probably find that the black grease is the original Graphite grease applied to the return springs by the factory.


Any more markings out there?
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Old January 15, 2002, 18:09   #31
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Bolt Carrier
TOP: AC followed by a triangle followed by B59 960-2107 followed by crossed flags followed by an arrow

Bolt
Side:
S(or 8)453 63 then 960-2104 B below that is an E inside a diamond
Other Side:
etched christmas tree followed by an etched 1 followed by an etched 107 (with an etched arrow above the numbers) followed by an etched crossed flags then stamped D107 and D23
Bottom: UE A60914 followed by a *

What I have which may or may not help is the service tag for my L1A1. A71595 stamped Servicable in 07 APR 1989 by the 4TH Fermanagh BN Ulster Defense Regiment

If you would like pictures of the bolt let me know.
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thanx for the info, could you please have a look on the inside of your carrier and let me know what the markings are in there.

also is there a serial number engraved on the right hand side of the carrier?
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I know exactly what you are talking about under the carrier, but there is nothing but a ton of semi-circular marks and a very small stamp 15 1S 51 or S1 (most likely 51) stamped over the marks. As for the bolt carrier number, it was ground smooth.
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ok my first posting here. Bolt is
sn#UB A147120 *
top of bolt 9602104 B60
left side has a H stamp
rear under firing pin has a H stamp
right side: 2 crossed flags engraved and what looks like a crown with three legs under it....like a tripod.
extractor has a arrow on it

Bolt carrier
sn:UBH 84718
rear of carrier: letter T
top of carrier: letter T and B58 960-2107
inside is the number 51
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Bolt Carrier
top
crossed flags
GZ
rt side
upside down 6705917

No other marhings, just mill marks underneath

Bolt
bottom
6805794
upside down DS by extractor

left
crossed flags with L over P

no other marks
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British L1Al Sand Cut carrier electro penciled on ejection port side of carrier UBA33036,on top of carrier,T arrow symbol, B60 960-2107 arrow symbol and crossed flags, on back end of carrier is what looks like a upside down 1 or a T, underside of carrier is a very small SI or S1 or the number 51 stamped in to the carrier.HTH

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I don't know if you are still collecting Breech Block data but here goes some more info. You told me in an earlier post that I had an Australian lower from 1965 on my metric Imbel upper. I hope this is useful and I would love to know any info you may be able to dig up on my rifle's parts.

LEFT SIDE OF BLOCK (Crossed flags with L above and P below. Above this mark I have stamped C550)

RIGHT SIDE OF BLOCK (Nothing)

UNDERSIDE OF BLOCK (faintly etched 6600615, with D R stamped below and to the left)

TOP OF BLOCK (Nothing)

TOP OF CARRIER (6103225)

RIGHT SIDE OF CARRIER (7102399)





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DVS: I have your details Thanx.

withergyld:
Bolt Carrier
GZ = is acually 'CZ' = 1964 (year it was made)

crossed flags: Lithgow proof mark

Serial No.: 6705917
AD6705917 sold to: Australian Army
Date Assembled: 1967
Ser No. sold as part of Batch: AD6703012 - AD6708176

Bolt
DS = 1964 (year it was made)

crossed flags with L over P = Lithgow proof mark

Serial No.: 6805794
AD6805794 sold to: Australian Army
Date Assembled: 1968
Ser No. sold as part of Batch: AD6805684 - AD6806684


Mosin Guy: Got your details thanx.


Desert Rat:


BOLT
DR = 1964 (year it was made)

Crossed flags with L above and P below = is the lithgoe proof mark.

6600615


CARRIER

Serial No.: 6103225
AD6103225 sold to: Malaya (rehardened bodies)
Date Assembled: 1961
Ser No. sold as part of Batch: AD6101501 - AD6103500

Serial No.: 7102399
AD7102399 sold to: West Malaysia
Date Assembled: 1971
Ser No. sold as part of Batch: AD7102133 - AD7103032

Desert Rat why did you stamp C550 onto your bolt?, if you don't mind me asking. It's just I have come arross other 'C' stamped parts and have been trying to figure out why there is this marking. They have been on Aussy made parts..... parts that I guess you have never had your hands on..... Just curious

Thanx Guys
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here go's
carrier top:front to back
P ->B60960-2107(arrow,pt up)crossed pennants .cant read the side markings they have been done 2X.

Bolt: underside,EA48920*
CROSSED PENNANT ECHED, E3(?)O8
D
166
LEFT:naer frt:S116
nr back:looks like an "E"and a "D" combined960-2104
upsidedown in middleE in a diamond 19
there are some other stuff eched too on rt side near back.triagle with a ver.line comming from bottom(kind of like a kids tree picture)then a /1
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Kevin,
As far as the markings on my rifle go, they all were on there when I got it. The only thing that I can imagine is, perhaps the "C" stands for century Arms? They're the outfit that put together my rifle (Aussie lower with metric Imbel upper). A simple way to check this theory out would be to ask other people with century rifles if they also have the "C" stamped on their breech block before the number. I may be way off but it's all I could come up with.

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Breech Block

RH side...
hand engraved Crossed Flags

Top...
stamped triangle symbol, B59 960-2104

LH Side...
stamped letter "D", lightly hand engraved Broad Arrow, stamped letter "K" by the firing pin retainer

Underneath...
machine engraved UEA 20094

Bolt Carrier

RH side...
upsidedown machine engraved UEA 20094

Top...
stamped triangle symbol, stamped Crossed Flags, stamped Broad Arrow, B59 960-2107, hand engraved Broad Arrow, another stamped Broad Arrow, stamped letter "T"

LH side...
nothing

Underneath...
very tiny stamped "SI"
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Breech Block

RH side...
hand engraved Crossed Flags
proof mark

Top...
stamped triangle symbol, B59 960-2104
1959 BSA manufacture in England

LH Side...
stamped letter "D", lightly hand engraved Broad Arrow, stamped letter "K" by the firing pin retainer
See if "D" has a small horizontal. If so I suspect it was used in an Enfield assembly.

Underneath...
machine engraved UEA 20094
British Army SN 20094

Bolt Carrier

RH side...
upsidedown machine engraved UEA 20094
British Army SN 20094

Top...
stamped triangle symbol, stamped Crossed Flags, stamped Broad Arrow, B59 960-2107, hand engraved Broad Arrow, another stamped Broad Arrow, stamped letter "T"
British, proofed, Army acceptance (arrow IIRC), BSA 1959 making, NATO 7-digit PN

LH side...
nothing
noted

Underneath...
very tiny stamped "SI"
either a batch or inspector's mark

I think I got this right.
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