That nasty, forend destroying square on stock bolts.

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That nasty, forend destroying square on stock bolts.

Postby Aughnanure » Sat Apr 07, 2018 10:01 pm

The SMLE is one of the few service rifles, or any rifle, that has a built-in wrecker of forends, in the square on the end of the stock bolt.

I was writing about this on another forum and remembered that when it was discussed on here that one of the earlier carbines had the same feature, but I can't remember which.

Can anyone remember and jog my memory?
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Re: That nasty, forend destroying square on stock bolts.

Postby Niner » Sun Apr 08, 2018 2:05 pm

I don't follow that Eoin. Got a photo?
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Re: That nasty, forend destroying square on stock bolts.

Postby DuncaninFrance » Sun Apr 08, 2018 3:35 pm

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Re: That nasty, forend destroying square on stock bolts.

Postby englishman_ca » Tue May 01, 2018 11:52 am

Non of the LMC or LEC series of carbines use the square end bolt and keeper plate.

Some late MLE rifles did use such a set up. They are usually marked with a '2' on right hand side of forearm just in front of the butt socket, and also marked on the right butt stock wrist.

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