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03-15-2010, 10:55 PM
I was always curious as to why my m1 cabine bolt seems so, "crude" compared to other m1 carbine bolts. It's a flat bolt with verticle lines running parrallel to the stock. there are about 8 of them. I'm thinking that they had to make some cuts for the war effort?
If anyone knows anything please let me know. thanks
03-16-2010, 12:02 AM
the endmill was probably at the end of it's life when your bolt was born.
get pictures, they speak more than broad descriptions
03-16-2010, 6:35 AM
Pic's would help.
Heavy tool marks in non-critical areas are fairly common on 1942-43 Carbine and even Garand parts. The Nazi and the Empire had overrun half of the world and weapons production numbers trumped pretty.
I have seen Carbine barrels that looked like all-thread and carbine bolts that looked like a kid's shop project.
And they worked -- which was all that mattered.
03-16-2010, 11:16 AM
Is the bolt marked "DI" on the end of the larger lug?
03-17-2010, 7:32 PM
I'll check the bolt right now
03-17-2010, 7:45 PM
Camera is crap. Oh well. the bolt has
A.I. OO on it
03-17-2010, 8:29 PM
AI and DI were codes for bolts made by Dayton Racquet for Inland. Dayton Racquet bolts often had prominent machining marks on top.
03-18-2010, 12:46 AM
Thanks Milsurp collector.
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