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04-07-2010, 12:26 PM
I picked up a couple barreled 40x HB receivers from the CMP. I ordered some PT&G bolts for them. I am looking for a smith to send them to to fit the bolts to the receivers. Any suggestions?

Slick Willy
04-07-2010, 05:02 PM
Richard Gorham might? <rgorham71@yahoo.com>

04-07-2010, 11:58 PM
Have you received the bolts yet?

04-08-2010, 09:01 AM
No not yet. Called yesterday and was told they are shipping out in 2 weeks.

05-13-2010, 12:06 PM
Received my bolts, now just need to find a smith in Southern PA to size them.

05-13-2010, 04:21 PM
..........what are you trying to accomplish? The one's I got, 8 of them, all I did was chamber a round and pulled the trigger. Thanks, Douglas

05-13-2010, 10:03 PM
..........what are you trying to accomplish? The one's I got, 8 of them, all I did was chamber a round and pulled the trigger. Thanks, Douglas

I cannot close the bolt on either of mine.

Tom C.
05-13-2010, 10:25 PM
you might try jim peightal he's around pittsburgh, and works on 40x's.

05-13-2010, 10:26 PM
I have a half dozen of the PT&G bolts for Remington centerfires.Some are a drop in fit like Douglas received and some require a little bit of file work that is very minor at best.
I had one that would go in a short distance then stop and just dressing up all the edges cured it.
I have BAT 2x10 action and a brand new bolt and it wouldn't fit either.10 minutes later all was well.
I use a guy in Petaluma California who help you out named Jim Ketchum 707-762-3014
Lynn aka Waterboy

05-14-2010, 07:32 AM
I think you have headspace issues, some of the older 722 based 40x's the barrel is set back further than the 700 based 40X. Do you know which you have? If it's your intention to use the factory barrels, you may have to have them rechambered. I know that sucks because it defeats the purpose of buying a stripped barrelled receiver. I have one 722/40X that Kiff's bolt would not close either, but it didn't matter to me because I was going to rebarrel anyway. When i unscrewed that barrel, sure enough, the tenon was quite a bit longer than the others. another thing I noticed, the recoil lug was shaped different too, same thickness but fatter width at the bottom. What a friend of mine, Bob, did was is adjust headspace and line up extractor slots (factory barrel) by adjusting the thickness of the recoil lug. in his case it was just the opposite as yours, he had to decrease the thickness, but you can buy oversize lugs, or, you could use a washer. Bob measured the thickness he wanted and I took two lugs to my friend's machine shop and he put in his surface gringer to take them down. Worked perfect, both his rifles shoot great and he's happy. Thanks, Douglas