Sendero "J-Tool"?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by redneckclimbing, Aug 21, 2012.

  1. redneckclimbing

    redneckclimbing Well-Known Member

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    Hi everyone-

    A friend of mine has an older Remington 700 Sendero, 7mm RUM, my question is this. There is a little "knob" on the bolt shroud that has a J cut into it. The rifle came with a little tool that also fits into this slot. What the heck is this thing for?

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  2. J E Custom

    J E Custom Well-Known Member

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    It is a safety lock . It locks the firing pin and is mainly used as a child proof device.

    Unlocked, it has no effect on the rifles function.

    J E CUSTOM
     

  3. clay143

    clay143 New Member

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    You can change the bolt shroud and get rid of the j lock if you want. I have bought a couple of rifles with this useless feature, and have changed the shroud on all of them.
     
  4. redneckclimbing

    redneckclimbing Well-Known Member

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    Well, that answers that, thanks fellas.
     
  5. Gunpoor

    Gunpoor Well-Known Member

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    I once bought a new Sendero in 338RUM with the J-lock and unlocked it once and never looked back. I understand that the shroud can be changed but I don't understand the need.