- Mar 6, 2008
This is a thread for discussion of the article, Basic Rifle Maintenance - Part 3, By Vince Bottomley. Here you can ask questions or make comments about the article.In part one we covered the bolt, then the barrel in part 2, so now let’s take a look at the action/stock.
Let’s start with the action. Most actions will be retained in the stock with two or maybe three screws. This method of retention dates back well over a century so it looks as though someone got it right pretty early on. By removing the action-screws we can separate the barrelled-action from the stock. If your rifle has an integral box-magazine, be prepared for a few bits to jump out. You can pre-empt this by releasing the floor-plate – usually achieved by operating a catch near to the trigger-guard. Read More...