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Anyone ever see a double stamped marking like this? SAFE on the other side is double stamped as well. Possible just inattention on the production line? Stamped bolt number does not match receiver SN 986,533. It's in a RA-P WWII scant stock. Very shiny 9-17 barrel.

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I'm surprised that the safety passed initial inspection. Usually the inspectors were really fussy about how the individual parts looked. It probably was probably destined for the spare parts stream instead of a production rifle. Also, while I couldn't say who stamped the number on the bolt, the only rifles that had serial numbers applied to the bolt at Springfield, were specialty rifles like NM rifles, NRA sporters, International Match rifles, etc.. Even at that, they were electro penciled, not stamped.

US arsenal rebuilt or refurbished rifles never had a serial number applied to the bolt either. The Greeks did number the bolts, but they also used an electro pencil.
 
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