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I saw a video doing exactly that, (you?) my first thought was eww....solder something that can get very hot? and take huge impacts? I take it it works fine? I found "PTG" Pacific Tool and Gauge, and they are making me a new bolt body with a mini 16 extractor for a reasonable price. I couldn't find a 700 SA small face bolt reasonably. Thanks' for the reply.
 

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I never videographed my work. We had lecture in our machine shop class and then I took the blueprinting class which had me do that modification. I didn't want to but as it was part of the class, I did it.

If you send it out to PT&G, let them do it all. That way it's headspaced.
 

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I can't find any videos on how to remove my bolt lever from my old bolt, I read something about them being soldered together? eww.....
I am retiring soon, and interested in gun smithing school, is that what you did? david
 

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David - the Rem 700 bolt handles are soldered on. Quite sturdy and failure is very rare if at all. Would the Army or USMC have had their actions for sniper rifles if they were bad?

You can replace rhe bolt handle but you should make a heat sink that'll screw into the bolt body so you can weld a new one on.

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I attended Trinidad after I retired. Prior to that I enrolled in 8 classes at Lassen's NRA summer school and most factory armorer schools. I still take a class now and then and sometimes its at the NMLRA Gunbuilders' workshop at WKU (Bowling Green, KY). Most of the time after graduation I write and have four books since graduation.
 

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David - the Rem 700 bolt handles are soldered on. Quite sturdy and failure is very rare if at all. Would the Army or USMC have had their actions for sniper rifles if they were bad?

You can replace rhe bolt handle but you should make a heat sink that'll screw into the bolt body so you can weld a new one on.

rem video

I attended Trinidad after I retired. Prior to that I enrolled in 8 classes at Lassen's NRA summer school and most factory armorer schools. I still take a class now and then and sometimes its at the NMLRA Gunbuilders' workshop at WKU (Bowling Green, KY). Most of the time after graduation I write and have four books since graduation.
Thanks for all the information, there is a lot for me to research. are you allowed to mention your books? thanks.
 

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In the order of publication:

1) Sharpshooters (1750-1900): The Men, Their Guns, Their Story. Try Log Cabin Shoppe in Lodil, Ohio. Call them if you want one.
2) Sharpshooters: Marksmen Through the Ages
3) Union Sharpshooter v. Confederate Sharpshooter
4) World War II Snipers: The Men, Their Guns, Their Story
5) World War II Sniper's Pocket Manual (print-on-demand at Barnes & Noble)
 

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Perhaps you haven't heard that shooters dislike the factory's spring extractor and prefer a Sako claw type extractor. Personally, I don't care for the modification because in a tug of war test between two bolts, one being a Rem 700 and the other against a Sako claw type extractor against a dummy cartridge (piece of metal turned to simulate a cartridge case on both ends), the Rem 700 extractor won.

BTW, it was part of the blueprinting class at Trinidad College.
 
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