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Hi guys, I had a Smith thread my barrel and he took my barrel off to show me a few things about the wooden stock.....
He assembled the rifle and I left for the range, once there I realised the bolt closes halfway.....
I have retorqued both screws to 15 in/lb. Bolt still will not close smoothly I have to force it. Any similar experiences ?
 

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Hi guys, I had a Smith thread my barrel and he took my barrel off to show me a few things about the wooden stock.....
He assembled the rifle and I left for the range, once there I realised the bolt closes halfway.....
I have retorqued both screws to 15 in/lb. Bolt still will not close smoothly I have to force it. Any similar experiences ?
If you just picked it up from him, it should go right back to him. FYI I doubt the action to stock screws are causing the issue
 

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If you just picked it up from him, it should go right back to him. FYI I doubt the action to stock screws are causing the issue
Why would you leave the shop without making the " smith " perform a basic functions check on the rifle? Take it back to him, and have the " smith " perform a functions check on the rifle himself, and then tell him to fix the damned thing.
 

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Just to be clear, are you saying that the bolt will not close while feeding a round into the chamber or it won't close just cycling an empty gun? If it's the former, I would think the barrel was over headspaced into the receiver. He should have done a go, no go check with gauges before giving it back to you, but like the others have said, you need to return it to the smith for him to check his work.
 
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