Originally Posted by foreign
i want to extend the bolt through on my stevens .223 so when i extend the mag box the bolt will come back far enough to pick up the rounds.
is this simple a matter of removing a little material from the rear of that piece thats behind the bolt head ( not sure of its name) and removing a little material from the piece that stops the bolt falling out of the action.
ps. whats the easiest way of getting the mag box out to remove the space that is in it.
That is the front baffle. You should be able to remove a bit of material from the leg that sticks down along side the bolt body. Or, you could replace it with a regular baffle.
Getting the box out can be tricky.
One way is to put a c-clamp on the ends and slowly tighten it until one of the tabs are clear.
Another, is to use a spare recoil lug and the front action screw. Install the front action screw. Wedge the recoil lug in between the screw and the box. Push down on the loop of the lug. That should be just enough to pop the front tab out of the slot.