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#536015 - 12/21/07 07:37 AM Remington 700 Problem - Help?
marathonhunter
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The mechanism that keeps my bolt from coming out is not working. If I'm not careful, when I work the action, the bolt comes right out in my hand.

Is there a spring in there that is supposed to push the bolt release button back in place? Is this something that I can fix myself?

If not, are there any gunsmiths on here around Collierville?
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#536021 - 12/21/07 07:44 AM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: marathonhunter]
Whelen Man
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It's probably got a little gunk around the mechanism. There's a little small return spring on the underside of the tang right beside the trigger mechanism. If you'll take the action out of the stock and look you'll see it and how it functions easily. Likely a little blast of brake cleaner will cure your problem. The little spring isn't too strong and the blade of the bolt stop pivots in the slot that's bad to get oil residue and gunk built up stopping it's movement.

If that doesn't do it and it works fine out of the stock I have seen stocks swell and require a little inletting at the side of the trigger to give clearance. Just another thought.
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#536096 - 12/21/07 08:51 AM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: ]
marathonhunter
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Oh, Renegade, you've got me thinking.

"Honey, my gun is broke, I guess I've got to buy a new one." Then, I just have to make sure she doesn't catch me taking this one out of the safe, after it's fixed. Hehehe.

Thanks to those that have responded so far. We can fix the world with WD40 and duct tape, can't we?
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#536110 - 12/21/07 09:01 AM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: marathonhunter]
Whelen Man
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 Originally Posted By: marathonhunter
"Honey, my gun is broke, I guess I've got to buy a new one." Then, I just have to make sure she doesn't catch me taking this one out of the safe, after it's fixed. Hehehe.


I'd never thought of that one. Safety is paramount you know. You wouldn't want your loved one taking a chance would you?
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#536163 - 12/21/07 09:40 AM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: Whelen Man]
TiminTN
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Just don`t use WD-40. The carb cleaner/brake cleaner fix is the right one as Whelen Man has suggested. Go ahread and give the whole trigger a bath in the stuff, as someone may have used lubicant in or around it in the past. Just use compressed air or air dry and reassemble with no lube.

I have purchased more than a few 700`s from folks that thought their rifle was broke/no longer would shoot, just to dig up a pearl....... ;\)
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#536507 - 12/21/07 02:09 PM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: Whelen Man]
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 Originally Posted By: Whelen Man
It's probably got a little gunk around the mechanism. There's a little small return spring on the underside of the tang right beside the trigger mechanism. If you'll take the action out of the stock and look you'll see it and how it functions easily. Likely a little blast of brake cleaner will cure your problem. The little spring isn't too strong and the blade of the bolt stop pivots in the slot that's bad to get oil residue and gunk built up stopping it's movement.

If that doesn't do it and it works fine out of the stock I have seen stocks swell and require a little inletting at the side of the trigger to give clearance. Just another thought.

It's probably got a little gunk around the mechanism the blade of the bolt stop pivots in the slot that's bad to get oil residue and gunk built up stopping it's movement. .
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#537093 - 12/21/07 11:24 PM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: Locksley]
firefox
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Has the trigger been replaced with an after market or has the original been 'tuned'? Often times an amateur will try to work on a trigger group and foul up the re-install...the bolt stop and spring take a certain touch to get it right!
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#537203 - 12/22/07 08:15 AM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: firefox]
marathonhunter
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 Originally Posted By: firefox
Has the trigger been replaced with an after market or has the original been 'tuned'? Often times an amateur will try to work on a trigger group and foul up the re-install...the bolt stop and spring take a certain touch to get it right!


The gun has never been worked on. Everything is original.
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#538007 - 12/23/07 10:14 AM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: marathonhunter]
BZ911
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ROTFLMFAO!!! \:D TALK ABOUT TIMING!!! CZ284 JUMP ON IN!!!! \:\)
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#538162 - 12/23/07 02:15 PM Re: Remington 700 Problem - Help? [Re: BZ911]
CZ284
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OK, I'm an engineer. We look for root causes when trying to solve a problem. Root cause in this case is that it's a Remington.
Get over it.
Plant a garden, stake the tomatoes with the 700.
The additional iron in the soil will encourage great growth. With the money you can make off the extra tomatoes you'll grow, you'll be able to go out and buy a Browning.

Problem solved!

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