When I was 14 I found a Remington Model 614 bolt action .22 behind a hallway door in an old farm house (Grandpa's). My older brother took the bolt action out, saying it was to old for safely shooting modern ammo.
Is that true or false? Part two--35 years later--I still have the rifle and my brother lost the bolt (he cant remember what happened it) any help or information about this gun would be appreciated.
False. Unless the barrel is rusted through or plugged it will safely handle 22lr. Have a gunsmith inspect the bore first to be sure it is in good condition. Agealone will not render a 22 lr unsafe. Only neglect.
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Well it's been an unsuccessful 2 days of looking for a bolt for my 614. I've been to many great auction, gun parts and forum links looking. If anyone has a site I can check out please post. I may have to "retire" my Remington. It just seems wrong to bury this gun in limbo for another 35 years..