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Unread 01-24-2014, 07:49 PM
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Can anyone weld a 700 bolt handle on

Loaned my 700 out and was brought back with bolt handle broken off at bolt...help what to do
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    Unread 01-24-2014, 08:01 PM
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    Re: Can anyone weld a 700 bolt handle on

    Remington bolt handles are silver soldered on, don't let anyone try and weld it unless it's a gunsmith that knows what he's doing. Some gunsmiths will TIG weld them on.

    I'd call Remington at 800-243-9700. Bolt handles coming off M700's are a pretty common problem and they might fix it for free under warranty.

    Beyond that, any gunsmith that works on Remingtons on a regular basis should be able to fix it.
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    Unread 01-24-2014, 10:51 PM
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    Re: Can anyone weld a 700 bolt handle on

    I had that happen to my sons Model 7, 7.08 about 3 months ago.
    Took it to a gunsmith, who was experienced, silver welded it, and back in a week..
    No problem.

    We have been using it ever since, with no problem..take the whole rifle in and leave it with the gunsmith..

    MM
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    Unread 01-24-2014, 11:11 PM
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    Re: Can anyone weld a 700 bolt handle on

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    Loaned my 700 out and was brought back with bolt handle broken off at bolt...help what to do
    The very best thing to do is have it tig welded by Dan Armstrong in Fairbanks AK.
    PH# 907-457-4259
    He does the very best job there is!!!!
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    Unread 01-25-2014, 08:03 AM
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    Re: Can anyone weld a 700 bolt handle on

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    Remington bolt handles are silver soldered on, don't let anyone try and weld it unless it's a gunsmith that knows what he's doing. Some gunsmiths will TIG weld them on.

    I'd call Remington at 800-243-9700. Bolt handles coming off M700's are a pretty common problem and they might fix it for free under warranty.

    Beyond that, any gunsmith that works on Remingtons on a regular basis should be able to fix it.
    It happened to a friend on another site after firing only 3 shots on a brand new rifle. It took awhile but they sent him a brand new rifle.

    GunBroker.com Message Forums - 700 XCR II UPDATE,,,,

    I agree as others noted, have it TIG welded (last time I checked with my smith, it's ~$50) or get a 1-piece bolt, i.e. https://shop.pacifictoolandgauge.com...5dpg1fbtk10c46

    Good luck!
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    Unread 01-25-2014, 09:53 AM
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    Re: Can anyone weld a 700 bolt handle on

    Nate Dagley at SSG gunsmithing. You need to send the bolt and receiver. Excellent work and fast service. Gary
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    Unread 01-25-2014, 04:28 PM
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    Re: Can anyone weld a 700 bolt handle on

    Important thing is not just the manner of welding, but getting the timing right. When the bolt is fully down the two recoil lugs need to be snug in the action recesses. Most smiths know this and get it right.
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