Originally Posted by jpc1960
Bought a rough M70 serial g13062xx appears to made in 76-77 time frame. The jeweled bolt is about worn smooth and it appears this one was used and enjoyed. The rifling is still sharp, needs cleaning of course.
I will refinish the stock but I was wondering if the bolt should be replaced or can it be? Or remachined/jeweled.
I'm not opposed to some custom work but have no idea to turn to.
The trigger is very smooth and crisp and the action even though looking pretty worn, functions smoothly.
I really want to keep the action and stock. Maybe replace barrel with a Douglas or Shilen. Unless someone has a better idea.
What are some things to keep in consideration on a project of this type other than money.
If you are a gunsmith doing this kind of work please let me know or have a recommendation of one you trust.
is it just the appearance of the jeweled bolt that is worn? if so, it can be rejeweled. check out Brownell's as they have the equipment and such to jewel parts.
you can send the barreled action to most of the barrel makers and they can make and install the new barrel and send it back to you. check out Hart, Krieger, McGowan and Shillen. expect it to take a few months to complete though. and if you plan on refinishing the stock, once you have the barreled action back, most of the rest, you should be able to complete.
good luck with the project and post some pictures. would like to see how it's going.