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Old July 17, 2017, 09:44   #1
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X in circle proof

Is there any significance to the X inside a circle proof on an Aussie bolt? Looks like an X-men symbol...

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Old July 17, 2017, 10:39   #2
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Don't take this as gospel (somebody needs to check Skennerton's book to be sure), but I think that was an inspector's rejection mark.
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Old July 17, 2017, 11:24   #3
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Ouch! Well I certainly hope that's not the case.
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Old July 17, 2017, 13:05   #4
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First thing that popped into my head was the NATO headstamp on ammo...

http://www.weaponevolution.com/forum...5&d=1289515329
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Old July 17, 2017, 21:31   #5
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As I thought...per Skennerton, it means a failed/rejected part.
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I'll shoot it. Send it and will report back
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Old July 17, 2017, 23:51   #7
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Nice, its the first time I've seen one of those in the wild. Its a SCRAP mark, usually these parts would then be put aside and used to make Sectionlised or Drill Purpose rifles in the 1980's.

If you don't want it, I will give it a good home.
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What the Kiwi said. Use ot see them in junk bins here with some regularity.
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Nice, its the first time I've seen one of those in the wild. Its a SCRAP mark, usually these parts would then be put aside and used to make Sectionlised or Drill Purpose rifles in the 1980's.
Well crap...I got hosed on this deal. I actually have 4 of these.

So are they totally worthless? Like I'm playing with my life if I use them? Looking at them I can't see anything wrong, but I'm sure some measurement is off somewhere.
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Well crap...I got hosed on this deal. I actually have 4 of these.

So are they totally worthless? Like I'm playing with my life if I use them? Looking at them I can't see anything wrong, but I'm sure some measurement is off somewhere.
Am the only one thinking "surely there is a DSA somewhere they will work perfectly in" ??????
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Well crap...I got hosed on this deal. I actually have 4 of these.

So are they totally worthless? Like I'm playing with my life if I use them? Looking at them I can't see anything wrong, but I'm sure some measurement is off somewhere.
Why no, I'd pay $10 or so and pay shipping for one your paperweights. Kevin has first dibs I understand.

I wonder if these were tested for hardness? I don't see a dimple anywhere on my Aussie Bolts, but that doesn't mean it isn't there somewhere. My guess is that they failed a "gauge" check of some sort. It would be interesting to know what Bolt Gauge/s were used and what they measured. Hope Kevin or Andy can shed some light.
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