Author Topic: Fixing the Rem. 700  (Read 280 times)

Jake Parker

Fixing the Rem. 700
« on: October 18, 2020, 12:04:55 AM »
My hunting buddy called me today and asked if I wanted a quick project .
While bedding the action into the stock of his 700, he accidentally glued it together. ( he's bedded around a dozen rifles, so not a novice)
He used a hard wood dowel and a hammer to separate the two, but ended up bending the raceway for the bolt.
So I accepted the challenge, and set to work righting the wrong.
I tapped the barrelled action to a 4x4 block of oak that's been laying under the bench foever, then clamped the whole setup to the table saw ( the work bench is covered in another project)
I used a parallel with progressively higher grit sandpaper to smooth and polish the whole length of the race ways. Now that bolt glides in and out silky smooth.
While I was at it, I lapped the locking lugs for smoother bolt lock engagment.
I polished the bolt out to 2000 grit paper and re-blued all the sanded surfaces.
Tomorrow I will reinstall the trigger group, and we may get some shooting in!

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Jake Parker

Re: Fixing the Rem. 700
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2020, 12:07:09 AM »
I will get some more pics tomorrow

Jake Parker

Re: Fixing the Rem. 700
« Reply #2 on: October 18, 2020, 12:11:08 AM »
The parallel was just as wide as the raceway flats.

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grumpygator

Re: Fixing the Rem. 700
« Reply #3 on: October 18, 2020, 02:31:12 AM »
Good  job Jake.
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