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The "F47" means it was made at Fazakerly in 1947. It may not have been fitted to a rifle immediately as several of us have bolts with similar stamps but the rifles are a different date & the bolts serial numbered to match them. My guess is that bolts were made, inspected & stamped. Then they were stored till a bolt was needed for a rifle at which point they were pulled from stores, fitted individually then serial numbered to that rifle.
Not just bolts, but all sorts of parts have stamps that differ from the date on the finished rifle.
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