Remington Bolt Lock

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by al308, Jan 23, 2013.

  1. al308

    al308 New Member

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    I have a newer model Remington 700 that I would like the bolt to lock when on safe, like the older models did. How can I do this is there a part I can buy and replace or is it the trigger asm. that keeps it locked. I’ve had the bolt open up on me before when hunting I prefer it be locked. I know Remington made that change because of a law suite but I don’t want the bolt to open and I not know it.
     
  2. 230grRN

    230grRN Well-Known Member

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    If the bolt in your gun has the cutout for it, its as simple as replacing the factory trigger with the original REM/Walker style trigger that has the correct safety lever on it. If your bolt doesn't have the cutout you will have to find a gunsmith that would be willing to add it for you.
     

  3. al308

    al308 New Member

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    Thanks for the response but I need a little more clarification on where is this cutout located and where can I get a trigger…Thanks Allen
     
  4. Nimrodmar10

    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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  5. 230grRN

    230grRN Well-Known Member

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    The cutout is located on the underside of the bolt handle where the handle meets the bolt body its about a 1/2" long. As far a trigger goes REM no long makes it so you will have watch the for sale section for old REM triggers or post a wanted ad. They are out there and come up for sale from time to time.

     
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    Nimrodmar10 Well-Known Member

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  7. 230grRN

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    Nimrodmar10 is correst you actually only need the safety lever. This will only be the case if you rifle is equipped with the old REM/walker style trigger, if your rifle has the xmark or xmark pro triggers you will need the whole trigger as the safeties are not compatible.
     
  8. marksman66

    marksman66 Well-Known Member

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    This is an early trigger. The vertical tab shown on the left is one that sits in a small notch in your bolt when in safety. The right one is shown in fire position. The safety on your trigger stops just past the tip of the ball clip. It would be very easy to just have a tab welded to your safety and finished nicely. As far as the bolt goes you could have the notch machined or a few practiced try's on some metal stock with a dremel and do it yourself. It isn't that hard if you just take your time..
    I just went and looked at a short action I have and forgot the action is also milled slightly along the trigger to allow the tab to move up into the bolt. Still easy to have done. I also have the early safety from it if you wanted to swap. I dont care for the lock myself... Just pm me an addy if you want it...