I have a No.4 Mk2 - the serial numer line starts 2/52[PF - where I started experiencing case seperation about 2 years ago, even with factory new ammo. Prior to that it had functioned flawlessly. I only use factory ammo as I did not want to encounter "hot" rounds some people produce with reloading.
On the bolt in the top groove is stamped "PG19", on the ejection side rear of the bolt is stamped "48"on the opposite side is "62 15", in the groove side of the bolt head is stamped what appears to be a crown and an "F". Does anyone know what significance these markings have? and does it give any clue as to what size head is on the bolt?
Second question - does anyone know where replacement bolt heads can be purchased. I have googled but always end up with the same results (Hoosier gun works, wiki information on Lee Enfield and different gun forums) but nothing that points to a specific place or persons where they can be purchased.
Any help is greatly appreciated.