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Remington 700, having issue removing bolt

Discussion in 'Rifle Discussion' started by eternalphoenix64, Feb 8, 2013.

  1. eternalphoenix64

    eternalphoenix64 Washougal, WA Member

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    I just got a Remington 700, it's a little older but in good condition it seems, and I'm having a hard time removing the bolt because I want to make sure the barrel is clean enough to fire before I get a new scope and go out sighting it in. Unfortunately, while I have found instructions on removing the bolt, I'm having a hard time doing so..... any tricks to this? I feel like it shouldn't be this hard....
     
  2. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    Safety on?
     
  3. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    First make sure gun is empty.
    There should be a bolt release button in front of the trigger guard.
    Lift up bolt handle, push up on button, pull back bolt.
    With some older guns you raise the bolt handle, pull bolt back while squeezing the trigger to remove the bolt.
     
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    Skang WA Well-Known Member

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  5. eternalphoenix64

    eternalphoenix64 Washougal, WA Member

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    Thanks muchly! That's exactly what it was. It does have the bolt release but pulling the trigger worked.

    As to the others, I did have safety on and I had been checking in two manuals to find it. I'm used to a Mauser action with the simple ON/OFF lever
     
  6. eternalphoenix64

    eternalphoenix64 Washougal, WA Member

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    Hmmmmm, me thinks maybe that wasn't the issue. I got the bolt off, back on, but now the catch won't engage to keep it in
     
  7. eternalphoenix64

    eternalphoenix64 Washougal, WA Member

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    I think I found my issue..... There appears to be a broken part on the gun. The pic shows the mechanism that works the bolt release (getting my first lesson in gunsmithing first-hand, lol). It looks like a rivet or some other affixed metallic piece busted off and the mechanism will no longer rotate as it should. Unless there are other opinions? Anyone got any idea how much it will cost to fix and/or a worthy gunsmith local to Portland/Vancouver? For now, I can live with the inconvenience of removing the stock every time I need to remove the bolt.

    busted gun part.jpg

    busted gun part.jpg
     
  8. eternalphoenix64

    eternalphoenix64 Washougal, WA Member

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    Figured it out! All fixed and working how it should!
     
  9. geometro

    geometro PDX Active Member

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    Looks like a bit of corrosion on the bolt stop kept it from operating properly?

    A little bit of oil to break it loose and some cleaning should help.

    Just make sure the bolt release catches exactly the notch of the bolt stop when you push up on the bolt release.