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#2972380 - 10/07/12 10:24 PM Need Model 700 Safety Work Done in Mid TN
smyrnagc
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I have a Remington Model 700 .270 that the safety is very stiff and hard to move from Safe to Fire. I did some internet research and one recommendation was the stock needed some shaving but when I take the stock off the safety is still the same.

Anybody have any knowledge on how to fix this? Or, live in the Murfreesboro/Smyrna/Lavergne area that could take a look at it?

Thanks
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#2972390 - 10/07/12 10:46 PM Re: Need Model 700 Safety Work Done in Mid TN [Re: smyrnagc]
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I can give you the number of a gunsmith that is well known nationally.... he is on the Manchester side of Murfreesboro....

Bill Scarpino

PM me for his number if interested.
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#2972857 - 10/08/12 11:54 AM Re: Need Model 700 Safety Work Done in Mid TN [Re: Grizzly Johnson]
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I assume you are in Smyrna? That should be an easy fix. If you were closer I would fix it for you. I going to guess and say it needs cleaning a little lube. You should be able to do it yourself.
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#2972867 - 10/08/12 12:07 PM Re: Need Model 700 Safety Work Done in Mid TN [Re: Rackseeker]
smyrnagc
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Yes, I am in Smyrna. I looked at it and have done some work on my guns from time to time. I also sprayed some Remington gun oil into it and it didn't seem to make it any easier.

Can you tell me the process I would need to go through to clean and lube it (maybe a link to internet instructions)?

Thanks
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#2972878 - 10/08/12 12:21 PM Re: Need Model 700 Safety Work Done in Mid TN [Re: smyrnagc]
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Spray some Remington action cleaner or gun scrubber in the assembly to get all the gunk out. \:\)
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#2972895 - 10/08/12 12:34 PM Re: Need Model 700 Safety Work Done in Mid TN [Re: smyrnagc]
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 Originally Posted By: smyrnagc
Yes, I am in Smyrna. I looked at it and have done some work on my guns from time to time. I also sprayed some Remington gun oil into it and it didn't seem to make it any easier.

Can you tell me the process I would need to go through to clean and lube it (maybe a link to internet instructions)?

Thanks


First you need to take the barreled action away from the stock. Once you get the barreled action away from the stock you should be able to see if it rubbing anywhere. Shouldn't just spray oil in the trigger and safety assembly. Inspect the safety and see if it moves freely once its off the stock. If it does its rubbing on the stock somewhere. If not use compressed air to remove any lent, dirt, etc. On the side of the trigger where the safety lever attaches to the trigger, there is a indent ball, thats what your feeling when you move the safety from safety to fire. This little ball needs alittle grease on it not oil. This should fix the problem.
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#2972901 - 10/08/12 12:40 PM Re: Need Model 700 Safety Work Done in Mid TN [Re: Rackseeker]
smyrnagc
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 Originally Posted By: Rackseeker
 Originally Posted By: smyrnagc
Yes, I am in Smyrna. I looked at it and have done some work on my guns from time to time. I also sprayed some Remington gun oil into it and it didn't seem to make it any easier.

Can you tell me the process I would need to go through to clean and lube it (maybe a link to internet instructions)?

Thanks


First you need to take the barreled action away from the stock. Once you get the barreled action away from the stock you should be able to see if it rubbing anywhere. Shouldn't just spray oil in the trigger and safety assembly. Inspect the safety and see if it moves freely once its off the stock. If it does its rubbing on the stock somewhere. If not use compressed air to remove any lent, dirt, etc. On the side of the trigger where the safety lever attaches to the trigger, there is a indent ball, thats what your feeling when you move the safety from safety to fire. This little ball needs alittle grease on it not oil. This should fix the problem.


OK...I had already been told to check the rubbing on the stock and that is not it. It is just as stiff on or off the stock. I will take the air compressor to it and see if that helps. How do I get the grease onto the indent ball?
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#2972910 - 10/08/12 12:48 PM Re: Need Model 700 Safety Work Done in Mid TN [Re: smyrnagc]
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You can use a syringe with some light grease or take it apart. If you take it apart be careful not to drop the little ball. If you take the safety off go ahead and use some action cleaner to the trigger assemble then blow it out with air, then light oil. Then put the safety back on using some light grease on the indent ball.
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#2972926 - 10/08/12 12:59 PM Re: Need Model 700 Safety Work Done in Mid TN [Re: Rackseeker]
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By the way I'm not a gunsmith. If your not sure take it to a gunsmith. I don't want to be responsible if you take my advise and for some untold reason the safety doesn't work and the rifle accidentally goes off.
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#2972931 - 10/08/12 01:11 PM Re: Need Model 700 Safety Work Done in Mid TN [Re: Rackseeker]
smyrnagc
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Thanks guys...I'll give it a look this evening.
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#2974082 - 10/09/12 09:24 AM Re: Need Model 700 Safety Work Done in Mid TN [Re: smyrnagc]
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There is an e-clip that can be removed, to remove the pin that hold the safety lever in place, and you can get to the detent ball much easier. Its a rascal to reassemble, but patience will be rewarded.
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#2974639 - 10/09/12 04:14 PM Re: Need Model 700 Safety Work Done in Mid TN [Re: TiminTN]
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the flat spring that holds pressure on the ball is your trouble,,I will say it,,I have laid them out with the bowed side up and hit them with a hammer,,hit it too hard and you will have to buy another one,,one light tap with a 22 ounce framing hammer will usually do the trick..
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#2979996 - 10/13/12 03:57 PM Re: Need Model 700 Safety Work Done in Mid TN [Re: smyrnagc]
smyrnagc
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UPDATE: PROBLEM SOLVED

Finally got around to tinkering with the safety and thanks to all the replies to this post I got it fixed. I love this place!

I took the small plate off that holds the steel ball in place and it was dry as a bone. While I had the plate off I flattened it out just a little with a small hammer and put grease on the ball. Reinstalled and it is very smooth but not smooth enough that it will get knocked off safety.
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