M70 Bolt

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by JD338, Jan 5, 2008.

  1. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    A friend called me for my opinion.
    He can buy a very nice M70 Hvy Barrel (I'm guessing a XTR since it looks similar to a M700 BDL) in 22-250 for $70.00. The problem is that the rifle is missing the bolt.
    Is there a M70 bolt, OE or aftermarket available? Any idea on what a bolt would cost and what headspacing would cost? Just trying to help my buddy figure out if this is worth doing or if he should walk away from it.

    Thanks for your advise.

    JD338
     
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  2. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    Give Numrich a call I have gotten two bolt from them for M-70 winchesters in the past. You used to be able to run accross them on E-bay before they went anti gun.
     

  3. James Jones

    James Jones Well-Known Member

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    you have a PM sir
     
  4. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    Thank you James.

    PM returned to you.

    JD338
     
  5. johnnyk

    johnnyk Well-Known Member

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  6. JD338

    JD338 Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys for your help.

    JD338
     
  7. Jim R

    Jim R Active Member

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    Why is the bolt missing? If he can't get a satisfactory answer and confirm it himself, I would not walk away from it- I would run!
     
  8. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    Jim is right!!!!!!!!

    Be very careful when buying a rifle with no bolt because
    one of the reasons the bolt is missing is because a lot
    of people remove the bolt and store them in a safety
    deposit box to prevent theft.

    Most rifle manufactures will not sell you a bolt unless you send
    the rifle/action to them .

    Be careful because if it seems to good to be true it probably is !!

    J E CUSTOM