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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    Jan 8, 2009
    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

    Jul 30, 2009
    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

    Dec 6, 2009
    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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    Jan 8, 2009
    Outstanding thanks for the info
     
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