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    Early Garand Bolt question

    Hi Guys
    Im a new guy here. I own a nice early Garand , serial 324XXX. I am unable to find my Bolts Drawing # on any of the "Known" lists. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
    Bill
    D28287-2SA
    REP 2

    #2
    You don't say anymore about the rifle but the receiver dates to the Aug/Sept 41 timeframe. The 2SA bolt would be correct for that time period, the heat lot is "REP"? I have a couple 2 bolts with the heat lot starting with RE. There were numerous steel companies involved with supplying steel. The heat lots really don't follow any logical sequence from what I understand so I don't think it is a big deal. Duff's data sheet book shows 296278 from Aug with a 2SA bolt having a heat lot of RE2 and 382181 from Nov having a 2SA bolt with a RE4D heat lot. Hope this helps.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Nodak71 View Post
      You don't say anymore about the rifle but the receiver dates to the Aug/Sept 41 timeframe. The 2SA bolt would be correct for that time period, the heat lot is "REP"? I have a couple 2 bolts with the heat lot starting with RE. There were numerous steel companies involved with supplying steel. The heat lots really don't follow any logical sequence from what I understand so I don't think it is a big deal. Duff's data sheet book shows 296278 from Aug with a 2SA bolt having a heat lot of RE2 and 382181 from Nov having a 2SA bolt with a RE4D heat lot. Hope this helps.
      Thanks for getting back to me so quick. It's a Lend Lease.
      The heat lot is definitely REP2


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        #4
        Ok on the LL, my LL is an Aug 41 and has a REC4 heat lot on the 2SA bolt. The LL are neat rifles and are often time capsules.

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          #5
          Originally posted by Nodak71 View Post
          Ok on the LL, my LL is an Aug 41 and has a REC4 heat lot on the 2SA bolt. The LL are neat rifles and are often time capsules.
          Cool. You are right about being a time capsule. Still has the front sight plug.
          I notice on M1 Garand Armory/ Known M1 garand Bolt Heat Lots and. USRIFLECAL30M!.com that neither of our heat lot #s are listed ???
          Thoughts?

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            #6
            I have data on s/n 323886 with a revision 2 bolt heat lot REP 2 and s/n 328259 with a rev 2 bolt heat lot REP 2

            sn 296278 was restored twice

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              #7
              My 3247xx LL, has an REP2 bolt; nice olive cast to it.

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                #8
                Thanks for the input fellas.
                So, has anyone heard of a heat lot of REC4 ?

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                  #9
                  Yes, they had them from REC1 - REC5

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                    #10
                    The REC4 is mis-stamped should be RE4C which is found late 1941 and early 1942

                    s/n 337271 rev 2 bolt RE4C S/N 391564 REV 2 BOLT RE4D, s/n 422881 rev 2 bolt RE4A

                    there are some mis-stamped bolts around not common to find

                    photo shows a mis-stamped hammer

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