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    1903 bolts

    Hello guys. Looking for some help getting some history on a few bolts
    1-bolt shoulder marked BF over 46, A on underside
    2 -bolt shoulder marked R 4 safety marked R - assuming Remmington, but what is the 4
    3 -bolt underside marked R, extractor marked cc4 -bolt underside marked R safety marked R
    5 -bolt shoulder marked B&S (brown and sharp?) over 8

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    type in : Vi shooters 1903 page. shows all the 1903 codes found on bolts

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwrookie View Post
    Hello guys. Looking for some help getting some history on a few bolts
    1-bolt shoulder marked BF over 46, A on underside
    2 -bolt shoulder marked R 4 safety marked R - assuming Remmington, but what is the 4
    3 -bolt underside marked R, extractor marked cc4 -bolt underside marked R safety marked R
    5 -bolt shoulder marked B&S (brown and sharp?) over 8

    Thanks guys!
    All are WWII replacement M1903 bolts except for #3

    BF - Bonney Forge - finished at Springfield, WWII

    B&S - Brown & Sharpe, as above

    R - Remington - could be original and, depending on when it was made, either for a Remington M1903 or M1903A3
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    R4 is a post war replacement..not made by Remington...is a little longer then a normal bolt..i have seen R4 6 and 8

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