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Posted: 4/5/2006 2:02:12 PM EDT
does anyone know how to decifer the codes. I got a bush rifle and the bolt is marked:

7790186SA
A00038

Is it forged? How would you know? Any Info would be great. Thanks, John
Link Posted: 4/5/2006 4:51:55 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 4/5/2006 4:52:13 PM EDT by Chuck]
Link Posted: 4/6/2006 2:52:48 AM EDT
Your bolt is cast. I have the same bolt in my M1A. The first letter in the second line will tell you on Springfield Inc. bolts if their forged, cast, or milled from barstock.
A= cast
F= forged
B= milled from barstock.

I got this info from member Different. You can go here for all the info.
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