Has anyone seen a spare AI bolt before?

nso123

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I have pinned down a couple of spare AI factory bolts, and am curious as to how rare they might be? I had never seen a spare bolt before.
 

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    Over the years a few have trickled out.

    it really depends, at one point they sold bolts to convert the 300WM to 338, then pulled it. So there are long action bolts around.

    I have not seen 308 spare bolts but that doesn't mean anything. Because of the military contracts there would be spare parts.
     

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    You could probably be the Where's Waldo world champion... Sometimes is hard to find a damned AI handstop, a bolt seems almost impossible.

    And yes I just wanted to use the Waldo comment...
     

    nso123

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    You could probably be the Where's Waldo world champion... Sometimes is hard to find a damned AI handstop, a bolt seems almost impossible.

    And yes I just wanted to use the Waldo comment...

    That is great. I have never been a world champion, but apparently I found Waldo.
     

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    You exceeded course standards. I should send you a 1059 stating such.

    " Finding Waldo - exceeds course standards."
    You'd be honor grad!
     

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    I now have my hands on Waldo..... New and in his original wrapper.
     

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    You have a complete bolt, you trump me. I have a bolt body and head.

    As to why, simple. My 300wm 2.0 becomes a .338 lapua with a bolt and barrel swap. But I still have to pull my firing pin and safety off swap as well.

    What caliber is that, 308? Looks short from the pic
     

    nso123

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    You have a complete bolt, you trump me. I have a bolt body and head.

    As to why, simple. My 300wm 2.0 becomes a .338 lapua with a bolt and barrel swap. But I still have to pull my firing pin and safety off swap as well.

    What caliber is that, 308? Looks short from the pic

    Yeah, it is a complete .308 bolt. I don't understand why it is so hard to get one complete, but it obviously is as this is the only one I have seen.