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Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by garsticker, Jan 24, 2014.
Loaned my 700 out and was brought back with bolt handle broken off at bolt...help what to do
Remington bolt handles are silver soldered on, don't let anyone try and weld it unless it's a gunsmith that knows what he's doing. Some gunsmiths will TIG weld them on.
I'd call Remington at 800-243-9700. Bolt handles coming off M700's are a pretty common problem and they might fix it for free under warranty.
Beyond that, any gunsmith that works on Remingtons on a regular basis should be able to fix it.
I had that happen to my sons Model 7, 7.08 about 3 months ago.
Took it to a gunsmith, who was experienced, silver welded it, and back in a week..
We have been using it ever since, with no problem..take the whole rifle in and leave it with the gunsmith..
The very best thing to do is have it tig welded by Dan Armstrong in Fairbanks AK.
He does the very best job there is!!!!
It happened to a friend on another site after firing only 3 shots on a brand new rifle. It took awhile but they sent him a brand new rifle.
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I agree as others noted, have it TIG welded (last time I checked with my smith, it's ~$50) or get a 1-piece bolt, i.e. https://shop.pacifictoolandgauge.co...ducts_id=173&zenid=lqeap5sfha5c5dpg1fbtk10c46
Nate Dagley at SSG gunsmithing. You need to send the bolt and receiver. Excellent work and fast service. Gary
Important thing is not just the manner of welding, but getting the timing right. When the bolt is fully down the two recoil lugs need to be snug in the action recesses. Most smiths know this and get it right.
I broke one off in the middle of a stage in a competition last year. Accurate Ordnance cleaned the old solder off, put two screws in the handle to locate it, and had a local company laser weld it. Turnaround was just over a week including shipping both ways. I don't remember the price now, but it was significantly less than expected.
Btw, the match was a team match, I grabbed my partners rifle and finished the stage- and we ended up with the fastest time.
This here is what you need to do. He did one for me and it's smoother than any rifle I own. Just give him a call.
I tig mine on and I charge 60 for a threaded handle or 20 to weld a handle back on. The customer pays shipping. That's a link to my smithing page and a photo of one I welded a while ago. I don't have any other way to upload.
This is one of the first ones I welded I've welded about thirty of them since this one. I will also be cerekoting in the next week or so.