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Introduction & Looking at a suspicious No5.

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    Posted: November 17 2023 at 3:47pm
he!!o.
First post here on this awesome resource!
I used to own a No5 while living in Florida and was dumb enough to sell it...
Now back in France (that was dumb too), I am looking for another one (at 3x$Cry).
I saw one online but the bolt lever isn't hollow, just plain with a flat spot...
Everything else seems to check out, lightening cuts, sights to 800, maybe the bolt was just replaced. I am looking for a shooter so that would not bother me much. The markings on the left side of the receiver are worn out though...
Here are a few photos, I would greatly appreciate you guy's opinion, is it real?







Thank you!
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Probably a replacement bolt.
shoot em if you got em
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Is there a number on backside of the bolt handle?
Loose wimmen tightened here
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Thanks Shiloh, that's what I think.
Hoadie i don't know, haven't bought it yet.
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Well, the seller says the numbers match, bolt, receiver and magazine.
The mystery deepens...
Gil.
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Alot of the BSA Shirley/M47C  made No5Mk1 rifles that I have seen and the two that I have owned, have had solid bolt handles along with matching serial numbers to the reciever. 
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thats a later BSA , both of mine were early and had the hollow bolt handle , but this was made after the war , they may have been using up parts left in the aftermath or as suggested it could have gotten swapped out and force matched be the armorer , 

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Thank you guys! Glad to hear!
I know I need another #5, been thinking about it for years after stupidly selling mine..
Gil.
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