Re-inlet a short action into a long action ?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by hemiford, Feb 24, 2014.

  1. hemiford

    hemiford Well-Known Member

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    I have a Rem VLS short action heavy wood laminate stock.

    Is it possible for a smith to mill it out to accept a long action,
    I presume by cutting at the barrel end (front end) of the action
    opening ? What kind of money am I looking at ?
     
  2. Joel Russo

    Joel Russo Well-Known Member

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    The front action screw hole will need to be plugged and the new one will need to be milled. The recoil lug inlet needs to be moved forward as well as the ejection port. If it's already an ADL the bottom metal inlet is the same, but the mag box will need to be opened up. If not, the bottom metal inlet needs to be inletted as well.

    As for labort rate.... It all depends on the guy doing it. Should take a skilled guy less than an hour. $65 and up should be close.
     
  3. hemiford

    hemiford Well-Known Member

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    OK thank you sir.
    Maybe it's a little less of a big deal than I thought, timewise.