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I have searched both Gunboards and the internet but have not found an answer to my questions.

My St. Etienne Berthier M1907/15-M16 long rifle has matching FH prefix serial numbers on the barrel, trigger guard, and stock. The bolt has a FK prefix serial number.

Was the bolt also made by St. Etienne?

Any idea how much later the FK bolt was made after the FH rifle with 1917 barrel?

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Bill
 

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FK is Manufacture Nationale d'Armes de Saint Étienne made, the FK series was made around very late 1917 and early 1918

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Thanks, Patrick. Although it may not increase the value, it's nice to know that my mismatched bolt was at least made in the same factory and not far away timewise.

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Bill
 

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Thanks, Patrick. Although it may not increase the value, it's nice to know that my mismatched bolt was at least made in the same factory and not far away timewise.

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Bill
Most of the Mle 07/15 & M-16 fabrication originated from MAS (1.500.000) while MAC provided 430.000 rifle and MAT none.

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I found a figure of 435,000 total for M1907/15 (not including M16). but I don't know how many of those were made by St. Etienne.

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