Model Seven Action

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  1. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    Do some Remington Model 7 actions have an anti bind rail for the right side lug. I looked at an action today that had a groove in the lug but there was no rail to fit into it.
     
  2. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    Bringing this back to the top hoping that someone with some knowledge about this will see it.
     

  3. 556

    556 Well-Known Member

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    checked my sons Model 7 and did not see any rail. Never heard of anti bind rail in any model 7.
     
  4. Steyr Luxus

    Steyr Luxus Well-Known Member

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    I have never seen or heard of one on a Model 7.
    I do know the Win Mod 70 Post 64 does have an anti bind bolt feature located on the right lug as you describe.
     
  5. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    I have several Mod 7s and they don't have a anti bind rail.

    Shorter actions don't normally have it because there is no need. This is a problem with long actions
    and they normally have the groove and the rail.

    I am not sure why your bolt has one, but it is fine with or without.

    J E CUSTOM
     
  6. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys for looking at your actions and posting what you found. I have done some research on this and my question hasn't yet been answered to my satisfaction but I know more than I did.

    I went to a Tulsa gun show and looked at about a dozen used model 7 rifles of various ages and configurations. Some of them had the slot cut in the bolt lug and some of them did not have the slot. None of them had a rail.

    I stopped at a local retail gun store that usually has a considerable amount of Remington rifles. They had one new Model Seven in 300 Blackout. It had a slot and a rail.

    I called Remington. The first person I talked to didn't know what an anti bind rail was so they transferred me to a technician. That technician didn't know either but luckily he had a genuine desire to help. After I described what I was talking about, he put me on hold for several minutes. When he came back to the phone, he said he is holding in his hand a model 700 action and that he sees exactly what I am talking about. He also says there is another technician there that is a Model Seven nut, collector, guru, and if I would give him my number he will see if he can find that guy and call me back. About an hour later he calls me and tells me that he found the guy that knows everything about a Model Seven and that guy said every Model Seven that had ever been built had the slot and anti bind rail. I told him his expert was wrong. He laughed and said if he could find out anything else about this he would call me back.

    That was a couple weeks ago. I haven't heard from him and don't expect to.
     
  7. Iclimb

    Iclimb Well-Known Member

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    I'd imagine to save on manufacturing they machine the groove so the lug could be utilized on receivers that use the anti bind raceway in the receiver. Those model 7's you looked at that didn't have the "groove" was probably old stock from when the long actions never had the groove. My model 7 has the groove but no mate in the receiver. So it's useless. I'm sure it boils down to manufacturing costs, however it doesn't matter if the lug has the groove or not. It doesn't affect performance.
     
  8. TJAY

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    On my Model 7 that groove slides right on the edge of the ejection port. This looks to stabilize the bolt as travels past. I guess it could be called an anti bind rail.
     
  9. Edd

    Edd Well-Known Member

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    Which Model 7 do you have?
     
  10. TJAY

    TJAY Well-Known Member

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    My model 7 is a SS 300 SAUM. Have had it for about 10 years.

    Sorry for the delay.
     
  11. TJAY

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