Well I just got done with work a little bit ago, so as usual I'm running late on getting these pictures posted for you. Anyway here they are. Hope they aren't too big and take a long time to download
This picture shows a brass split block that the bottom half is glued into the stock without any screws at all. This rifle was glued together in '77. Been that way ever sinse.
same as above but with the barreled action in the block. This was trying to show how the action and the front (unturned) portion of the barrel is 100% free floating. It only takes about 4in/# on each of the 1/4-20 screws to hold this barreled action in place.
The barrel section that is turned down is what has been lapped into this block. If the barreled action ever slid under recoil, it would stop as soon as the front shoulder of the turned down barrel hit the front of the block.
This is on of my other HG style long range guns with a glued on sleeve around the barrel and glass bedded into the stock with (3) 5/16-18 screws with steel inserts bedded into the stock as shown.
closeup of the steel inserts and guard screws bedded into the bottom of the forearm.
The barreled action with the glued sleeve showing the (3) screws that hold the sleeve in the stock. The sleeve is glued to the barrel. There are no screws in the barrel or the action at all and again the front of the barrel and action are 100% floated. When you want to rebarrel, you heat the steel sleeve and press it out on a good hydraulic press. Takes a little bit but it will come out. This barrel/sleeve has been glued together for approx 10+yrs without a problem.
hopes this helps with some of your questions. If not feel free to ask away. Myself or the others can help.
[ 05-28-2002: Message edited by: Steve Shelp ]