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2506imp 06-18-2009 02:27 PM

I have my grandfather's mod 70 win action and barrel that has been in a house fire and annealed, is there anyone that can heat treat the action and barrel so it can be restored, any commits greatly appreciated.

Dillinger 06-18-2009 02:33 PM

Got any pictures??

what's the year of the action? if it's pre-1964, you have yourself one of the best damn rifle actions made and it's worth more than you think, provided it's not irreversably damaged.

One option is One Cyro, where they can Cryogenically treat the steel and help get some of the impurities out.

There is much positive and much negative about the process - and I am certainly no expert at it. I know several people who have had their rifle actions treated this way that SWEAR it makes the action even better.

I have also read other gunsmiths poo-poo the idea altogether.

But, if you have a true, pre-1964 action, I would be willing to spend a little more than normal to restore it, it's definitely worth it in the long run.


2506imp 06-18-2009 03:12 PM

Thanks Dillinger, got a call into cryo maybe they can help me, how expensive are they? The action and barrel is a 264 win mag prolly made around 1959, no pics pertty rough, but would be a great project.

Dillinger 06-18-2009 03:20 PM

If it's a pre 1960 you definitely have a keeper.

One Cryo is just one option. And without seeing the action it was merely something I threw out there.

Price? I don't know. I know rifle barrels are a couple of hundred bucks, but they only throw them in when a partial run, so you might have to wait a couple of weeks.

I do know that several 'smiths swear that the pre-'64 is hard on tooling, but after treating with Cryo it's much easier to work on. :D

A 1959 action is definitely a keeper. That is a Shooter's Action you got there. Dump that old barrel, get a new Kreiger or Bartlein barrel, have the action trued up ( blue printed ) and make yourself one hell of a good hunting or tactical build.

I would love to see some pictures when you get her apart, or back from One Cryo, or something. You really have a true keeper there...


CA357 06-18-2009 04:10 PM

Best of luck. Please keep us informed.

agoetz2005 11-10-2009 12:46 PM

If the action has been in a house fire, then it will need to be re carburized (Heat treated). If the fire got any kind of hot, it changed the charastics of the receiver and may have softened it.

Unless you want bits of steel handing out of your face. Search for action heat treaters, and have it redone right before going any further.

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