03A3 but the bolt body is marked: 88

Discussion in 'Curio & Relics Forum' started by 8mmman, Jul 20, 2012.

  1. 8mmman

    8mmman New Member

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    Came across a like new Remington 03A3 but the bolt body is marked: 88 (made by the Acros Co) I'm told is this correct for this rifle? Thanks
  2. Hammerslagger

    Hammerslagger New Member

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    03A3 bolts were made by several manufacturers.

    All bolts need to be headspace checked to any rifle that they are going to be used in.

    Also, I once bought a new bolt at a gunshow that I suspect of being rejected scrap. Be careful.

    If you are fitting a bolt to a rifle, you should have a journeyman gunsmith level of experience; and be familiar with these now old rifles.
  3. Jim K

    Jim K New Member

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    Acros is listed as a sub-contractor to Remington, so the bolt would/could be correct. Most parts used by Remington have the "R" marking in addition to the sub-contractor's mark, but I am not sure that is hard and fast. On the bolts I recall, the "R" is on the bottom of the bolt root, the sub-contractor mark on the rear.

    Jim
  4. 8mmman

    8mmman New Member

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    Outstanding thanks for the info
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