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Isn't that the one with the pressed in barrel?The production run was short, partly because of Rem's impending bankruptcy but mainly because, IMO, they were JUNK from the get go
OK the new stock arrived today and it's good. is there a machinist on this site that could make a new bolt release lever? Any idea what it would cost?
Good on you. I would have just dropped the $ on a Savage Axis for him before going through all that though....
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He's a good man and neighbor. A renter who tends his yard and is making improvements on the house he lives in. His daughters are adorable and well behaved. I couldn't ask for a better neighbor and when I look at him I see my broke butt years ago. This rifle was given to him because it had problems that his father didn't want to deal with and bought a Savage. The look on his face was worth the money, research \nd work. It is in giving that we receive.
The selfish side; I love a challenge and tinkering on guns.
As a side bar I gave up on the idea of bedding and floating this rifle. The action doesn't have a recoil lug. There is a bar of steel set in the stock that fits into a slot in the barrel. There is a screw in through stock on ether side of the steel block, one attaches to the action the other the barrel. This was Remington's idea of a recoil lug and an attempt to keep the barrel in the action. A third attaches to the tang. Like I said before the stock puts pressure on the bolt release lever, that's why the stock cracked. The action and barrel were fit into the stock like a spandex suit for a reason.