I recently aquired a 1953 Winchester Model 70. My dad gave it to my brother in law in the late 1970's. My brother in law gave it to me last weekend. Obligatory picture:
It hadn't been cleaned in decades so I cleaned the bore, took the barreled action out of the stock, cleaned 56 years of accumulated crud out of the stock, cleaned up the trigger mechanism, and put it back in the stock.
It has a remarkably nice trigger on it.
The bareled action mounts with 4 screws - one goes into the barrel boss where the rear iron sight mounts, and of course 3 go into the receiver. I torqued the front and rear receiver screw to 40 in-lbs, the center one to about 10 in-lbs, but I haven't a clue what torque to use on the screw that holds the barrel. I gave ithe barrel mounting screw 10 in-lbs because it needed something to keep it from falling out and it wasn't very tight when I took it out.
Anybody know what torque I should use for the screw that holds the barrel?
Any recommendations for torques to use on the action screws if mine are not right?