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Old 01-03-2013, 11:22 PM
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Re: Remington safety question

I have a 600/6mm too. A good little saddle gun/trigger? Seems simple until I consider I have 3 to replace. Yea , lot of good rifles looking for homes. Rite now , I have nobody else to shoot them . This doesn't solve the problem, its still there- like a bomb.
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Old 01-04-2013, 01:04 AM
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Re: Remington safety question

My 600 safety began failing this summer. I had problems 30+ years ago, and had a Canjar replacement installed and resolved the safety being positive, but still no bolt open feature. So this summer when the safety would not at least stop the trigger I had to choose: 1) Call it good, toss it in the river because selling it to find its way into some kids hands would keep me up nights. 2) Fix it. As the rifle has a Shilen barrell, a Brown Precision stock, shoots lights out, and has earned its place in the safe by being the first rifle for various friends kids, girlfriends and wives, fix it was the decision. The Gentry 3 position has only been in for a couple months , but it looks like a solution at this point. Worth it? In my circumstance yes.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:49 AM
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Re: Remington safety question

The rifle in question is a family heirloom and probably has less than 100 rounds down the barrel so getting rid of it or retiring it is not in the cards. I will look into replacing the trigger with an after market Timney or Shilen.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:21 PM
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Re: Remington safety question

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I think its a better choice than messing with the existing trigger. Retiring the rifle is another choice, lots of good rifles out there looking for a home. Too much at stake.
All he is doing by shortening the bolt block tang is making it like every other Remington 700 sold in the last 20 years. It's not a problem at all. I'd rather have a rifle that can be unloaded with the safety on then worry about the bolt handle raising up some.

And any of you that want to get rid of an unsafe rifle are welcome to send it to me. I bet I can find a safe use for it.
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Old 01-04-2013, 08:39 PM
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Re: Remington safety question

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All he is doing by shortening the bolt block tang is making it like every other Remington 700 sold in the last 20 years. It's not a problem at all. I'd rather have a rifle that can be unloaded with the safety on then worry about the bolt handle raising up some.

And any of you that want to get rid of an unsafe rifle are welcome to send it to me. I bet I can find a safe use for it.
I'm not an engineer or mechanical enough to debate the issue from that standpoint. Lots of threads here and elsewhere where this trigger system has been debated vigorously, and at the very least there is a lot of smoke. Taking it up here will likely go way beyond what the OP likely intended. My intent was to offer friendly advice, and an alternative solution he may not have considered. My apologies for any phrasing, punctuation, or word selection that lead to an interpretation other than that.
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Old 01-08-2013, 02:57 PM
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Re: Remington safety question

As stated above, it can be ground off to replicate the later non locking levers with no problems.

Suggest you make sure the edge that touches the trigger body is filed smooth so it slides smoothly against the trigger body. You might want to use some cold blue on the exposed steel ground off area.

Once the cold blue is done wipe clean and treat the lever area you ground and re-blued with some rust protectant.

I have done this bfore with absolutely no problems. I love these older original 700 triggers.

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