Normal bolt wear?

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:12 am
Is this something to be concerned about or is this normal wear for the rear of the bolt on my pre 64 1894? The marks seem to be made from when they contact the hammer upon cocking.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:28 pm
I would say yes to some wear. No way of knowing how much the piece was fired. However, I am not a smith. You might need to have a smith take a look. Too much wear could be a safety concern. Another problem is bolt override on the hammer causing excessive hammer wear.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:11 am
It’s weird to me because the rest of the gun doesn’t have a lot of “shooter” wear (there is finish wear from possible poor storage). I’ve looked at a bunch of used post 64’s and didn’t really see this. However there aren’t a lot of the pre 64’s around at the shops but googling I’ve found other pre64’s to show the same wear pattern. Even on otherwise very clean guns. Wish I had more examples to examine locally to see.

Not too many gunsmiths from my area that I would trust either unfortunately.

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