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    Enfield P14 marking question.

    What's the signification of a daisy flower on the bolt of an Enfield P14 made by Remington, no asterisk on the receiver. I don't have any pics, sorry.

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    The daisy stamp indicates the rifle recieved a Weedon refub prior to WWII. If only one part on the rifle has it then it's a replacement part not original to the rifle. - Bill

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    Here are some pics of the rifle. I think the bolt has been renumbered probably long time ago.






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    Quote Originally Posted by oldfoneguy View Post
    The daisy stamp indicates the rifle recieved a Weedon refub prior to WWII. If only one part on the rifle has it then it's a replacement part not original to the rifle. - Bill
    I was under the impression from different sources that these stars/asterisks on different parts (including the bolt handle) only indicate manufacture as Mk I* versions. If there is no similar mark on the receiver it might be that it's an early one that escaped upgrade? Can't quite make out the serial number on the photo.

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    Serial number is 54188

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster95 View Post
    Serial number is 54188
    That's pretty early. The approval date for the change was Dec. 1916 but I don't know at what serial# it occured at the 3 factories. If you peruse old threads here there may be an answer. I assume that a Mk I* bolt would not work in an unmodified Mk I receiver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ridolpho View Post
    That's pretty early. The approval date for the change was Dec. 1916 but I don't know at what serial# it occured at the 3 factories. If you peruse old threads here there may be an answer. I assume that a Mk I* bolt would not work in an unmodified Mk I receiver.

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    Absolutely correct. Due to the longer lug length the barrel face had to be recessed to fit the MkI* spec bolt in a pre* spec receiver. There was no need to mark parts with the * marking once the change was accepted 12/16 as they were all made that way. The only reason for the marking was to let it be known that an earlier manufactured rifle was up to current spec. - BILL


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