Re: Coned Bolt face.
The bolt face is indeed flat, starting from the edge of the bolt face, the locking lugs are tapered instead of being square. Remember the triangle with the top cut off? The cartridge head does recoil against a flat bolt face. It's main difference is the breech end of the barrel before the chamber allows for a funnel shape, because the end of the bolt has the shape of the outside of a funnel. The vast amount of actions that use this style are push feed single shots (not all) Common actions of yesteryear that used cone-breaching are the Springfield 1903, the Enfield 1917 starting as the pattern 1913 or P-13 as you can see this is not what one would call a new idea. In conclusion if you have any of the above old timers standing around take a look. [img]/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif[/img]
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