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Author Topic: Interesting bolt face - Saiga rifle  (Read 1076 times)

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Offline kgarrison

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Interesting bolt face - Saiga rifle
« on: May 17, 2024, 10:49:52 AM »
Saw this interesting bolt the other day and thought I would share. I checked the other AK-type rifles in our collection and did not see this style of bolt.


There is an elevated portion of the bolt face that left a heavy impression onto the headstamp portion of the case head.


This is from a Izhmash Saiga rifle in 223 Remington.
Kirk Garrison
Firearms and Toolmarks
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Offline Laura Draga

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Re: Interesting bolt face - Saiga rifle
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2024, 11:19:11 AM »
Very nice cast, Kirk. These rifles often had a "ringed" or "stepped" neck. Is that the case with the rifle you have?

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Re: Interesting bolt face - Saiga rifle
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2024, 12:02:52 PM »
Yes, just in front of the rifling, there is a heavy set of ring-marks.
Kirk Garrison
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