Re: Question about new model 700 VS with lock on the bolt
they can be replaced and/or swapped. However, my gunsmith stated that all he had to do was to "stone" the lock on the inside where it contacts the firing pin, and all lock time issues are taken care of. With that being said, you can put far less money in it, by just having the lock polished so that the clearance is there, and you won't have to do anything else. AND the lock is still functional (if you even care) I left mine in, and will determine over time if it needs to be done away with.
You try to get closer to the target,..and I keep trying to get further away.