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No.4 Lee Enfield #3 Bolt Head?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by DMK, Nov 5, 2007.

  1. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    Is it possible to find a #2 or #3 No.4 Lee Enfield bolt head anymore or are these unobtainable?
  2. KiltedClaymore

    KiltedClaymore Well-Known Member

    dont rely on what i tell you, but i have never seen them for sale anywhere. im sure using the normal human scrounging abilities you can find what you need.
  3. joab

    joab Well-Known Member

    I have seen bolt heads for sale
    I believe it was in Shotgun news, but it was awhile ago.

    might have been Sarco
  4. joab

    joab Well-Known Member

  5. armoredman

    armoredman Well-Known Member

    I didn't realize they went up to a five.
  6. rbernie

    rbernie Well-Known Member

    They don't, in reality. The higest you'll find will be a three, and they're very hard to find. I bought one a while back off eBay for $35 and sold it last year when I got rid of my last No4Mk1.
  7. Animal Mother

    Animal Mother Well-Known Member

    Earlier this year I was able to get a #3 bolt head from Scott over at Evans Obsolete Screws. He used to have a full range of gunsmithing services listed for the Enfield on his website, but I imagine he is still doing it. You should give him a shot as his services and prices were excellent.


    351 WINCHESTER Well-Known Member

    I think the highest bolt head is a 4. Finding a 3 should not be that big of a deal you just have to look until you find one. Hopefully it will not be stripped as I've been told it's a pain to put one together.

    Good luck
  9. DMK

    DMK Well-Known Member

    Yea, getting the extractor and spring in is a bit tricky. But not impossible. I small but strong flat blade screwdriver helps.

    Thanks for the tips folks.
  10. TEDDY

    TEDDY Well-Known Member

    Bolt Head

    It not that bad you just have to know how.I have done it.most heads are "0"
    "1" and "2" I think their .003 between sizes.my gun had a "0" and needed a"2".
    the bolts are matched to the gun and at one time the guns were shipped with bolts thrown in to crate and no indication that the bolts had to match the gun.:confused::uhoh::)
  11. nicholst55

    nicholst55 Well-Known Member

    Try Springfield Sporters www.ssporters.com) or BDL Ltd (www.bdlltd.com). Brian Dick at BDL did have some NIW #3 bolt heads a while back.

    The #4 bolt heads are made of unobtanium, or so it seems. I've seen pix of exactly 2. And that's all I've ever seen, is pix.

    Also, be aware that bolt heads were 'fitted' once they were installed. That means that they were sanded down to meet the required dimension for that particular receiver/bolt combo, so used ones will vary in length.
  12. DougW

    DougW Well-Known Member

    The standard issued heads were 0, 1, 2, and 3. Anything else was an experiment or an after market thing. There are heads that are not numbered and marked with an "A", which is a non-standard head for specific use on an odd ball rifle. The rifle would also be marked with an "A" at the end of the serial number to denote a non-standard rifle.

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