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If you find a sliding slug guide that goes on the bolt head, be warned there are two versions with differing retainer screws. I found out the hard way.....
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote scottz63 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 07 2023 at 4:42pm
So, the "original rear sight [with the bone inserts]". That is actual bone in the side of the sight slide?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Marco1010 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 08 2023 at 11:34am
Bone (animal) inserts on the range slide were specified as supposedly they were less slippery when you had mud / blood etc on your hands.  They were in some cases on the trails rifles elephant ivory.  nice little domed inserts with a checkered pattern cut onto the surface.  Later on these were deemed to be unnecessary and when the rear sight was redesigned, a simple steel pattern was adopted.
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Very neat. Thanks!
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i know you were given some info above regarding BSA made but the wrist clearly shows it to be ROF ENFIELD made rifle 1904 
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Right so what does ROF mean?
Yup heard about 2 different sliding guides, so that means 2 different bolt head lugs?
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ROF = Royal Ordinance Factory - Fazackerley.

bold head slides are all one size. the difference is the sliding slug has a retaining screw on the front face, there are two different retaining screws with different size threads.
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ROF = Royal Ordinance Factory, yes absolutely.
Fazackerley, not really.
There were several ROF's of which Fazakerly was just one. It came on line just before WW2 & IIRC never made a single No1 rifle of any type.

ROF Fazakerley was a Royal Ordnance Factory rifle manufacturing plant in Fazakerley, Liverpool, which manufactured small arms such as the Sten and Sterling[1][2][3] submachine guns and Lee–Enfield rifle during and after World War II.

ROF Fazakerley and ROF Maltby were established before World War II to increase arms production facilities in areas less vulnerable to aerial attack. The main Royal Small Arms Factory for rifle manufacture was in Enfield, London.

Don't shoot till you see the whites of their thighs. (Unofficial motto of the Royal Air Force)
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FAZ made the no4 & no5 rifles not the SMLEs [no1s] as shamu said ROF = Royal Ordinance Factory, yes , but it was ENFIELD 


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Page 53 of of Lance Lysiuk's book "A Collector's View The SMLE - Rifle, Short, Magazine, Lee-Enfield 1903-1989"  has pictures and descriptions of the No.1 and No.2 bolt heads.  In his book the No.1 bolt head is unmarked while the No.2 bolt head simply has a '2' stamped on top although I have seen a No.2 bolt head with broad arrow and inspection stamps on it.
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