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They marked individual parts, so if your bolt body was DP'd it would have been marked as such.
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Thanks for that info.  I'm still confused how a FTR rifle ended up with a bolt that has a DP mark on it anywhere.  I guess the bolt could have been mucked with but the fit and finish are consistent with the rest of the rifle.


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It might have been TFRd at one point in its life then DP'd later. You have to remember that this was about the time when the Lee Enfields were "going away" to make room for the (then new) "Ess Ell Arr" that was being phased into service.

Part of it was the politics of the era. There's been more than one rumor that the only reason Faz stayed open was because they were doing FTR's & builds for overseas contract Lee Enfields because they didn't want the unemployment numbers to shoot up as would have happened if the factory was closed. AFAIK Faz never ever made L1A1's even though they couldn't crank em out fast enough.

I'd bet that if the timing had been different quite a lot of Enfields wouldn't have been DP'd.
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I also wanted to point out that the cocking piece could have been put on there at any time after that rifle was sold out of service too. Many people have replaced pieces post service not knowing that a DP mark was not a good thing.
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dittos what bear said , the parts are interchangeable within tolerances but many after users switched bits to fit their fancy [make them more correct] and make them more sale-able , 
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Well my order from Numrich will set things straight!  Ordered the cocking piece and the screw.  Have their firing pin tool already and it works great so far.

Thanks to everyone for their input.  I'm going to go over the barrel and action with a fine toothed comb to make sure there are no other DP marks on it.  I did scour it once but I'll do it again to be sure.

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OK , now you have altered it so , now the next owner has a whole new dilemma , not sayin its bad ...just sayin , it is what all of us deal with every day , my personal experience aside , you now have altered it again , if you intend to keep it ...i understand , if your looking to sell it - reveal it , 

these days i do not buy without asking , but im not altogether sure the sellers fully reveal , 
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