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#1 fifthmdec

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Posted 16 December 2003 - 07:40 PM

Hey Guys,

I have a Savage made M1 with slight degree of difference on the left side of the bolt. There is a groove in the metal from the front of the bolt to the rear with about 1/3" at the top and bottom of the bolt. Since, I had another M1 bolt. I then proceeded to weigh them both. Just as I suspected, the grooved bolt is a bit lighter, about 1/8 of a pound lighter. Just wondering if anyone else has seen this variant?
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Posted 17 December 2003 - 10:42 AM

I have one also (sand cut) and have posed that question to some of the experts...with no results. Someday we may find the answer. wink.gif




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Posted 17 December 2003 - 01:20 PM

Bob,

Appreciate the feedback. I'll just keep looking...
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Posted 17 December 2003 - 03:41 PM

Please post a detailed photo
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Posted 18 December 2003 - 08:20 AM

I also have one of them,not many around. It seems to make sense & I wonder why they were not all sand cut.
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Posted 18 December 2003 - 08:44 AM

two theroys on why all the M1 bolts don't have "sand cuts".

Time, they were shaving corners off everything,

Second, rate of fire. Remeber in American Thunder where AOC had troubles with rate of fire and had to get a waiver. That might make a bit of differace in the cyclic rate.


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Posted 19 December 2003 - 04:19 PM

Here ya be;

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Posted 19 December 2003 - 06:49 PM

Thanks Bob, that’s the one. wink.gif Just wanted to be sure we weren’t talking about a “speed bolt”. sad.gif
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Posted 19 December 2003 - 06:52 PM

You're welcome...the "Speed Bolt" is in the '28 and it still runs great biggrin.gif
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Posted 19 December 2003 - 07:14 PM

No, no, no- I hope you mean the 21 kit. Big difference!

There were some “speed bolts” made for the M1A1 (and ’28) by cutting away a lot of material- very bad juju.

“Speed bolt” = broken gun.

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Posted 19 December 2003 - 07:20 PM

Yep, sorry the '21 kit...the bolt is the same just a lighter actuator.
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