Anyone know what may have caused these 'busted chips' on the bottom side of the cocking lever on this SMLE bolt?
I'm not familiar with the 'limiting factor' on these old bolts when they fire.
My local 'smith' suggests metal fatigue. I may agree. But when i look at the replaced part (used)...it shows signs of striking something as well.
Just looking to get educated...maybe i need to 'fit' the new cocking lever more than i originally thought. I won't fire (or dry fire) till i know for sure.
any help is much appreciated.