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Old 09-29-2008, 12:31 PM
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Got to wrk this morning and one of the guys said the bolt handle had broken off of his Remington 700 (sorry he couldn't remember the exact modle?) and it still has a live round in the chamber!, he said he didn't remember if he had the safety on or not? and that his reloads were a bit hard to chamber.
He said he hadn't messed with it much to see about getting the bolt open, so? and he did mention that the bolt handle looked like it was on spot welded to the bolt body?

Any insight and or comments would be apresiated at this point, I'll add details as they becom available, as I haven't seen the gun yet? and I have virtualy 0 experiance with Remington center fire riffles.

Again any experiance, comments or even speculation is welcom at this point.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:02 PM
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If there is nothing else wrong with the rifle, I would think about firing it, just to eliminate the risk of accidental discharge while working on it.
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Old 09-29-2008, 03:17 PM
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The handles are brazed on, as is the bolt head. There are reports of one coming loose once in a while, one writeup in Precision Shooting (I think) mentioned this in the middle of a match and them getting the bolt open by prying with screwdrivers.

But safely discharging it at the range would be my first thought. Call a gunsmith.
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Old 09-29-2008, 04:37 PM
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Once you've taken care of the loaded round in the chamber I'd give Remingtons repair department a call or email. I'd think they may take care of this at no cost other than shipping. Remington has certified gunsmiths all over the country and their site will give you the addresses and phone numbers.

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The part these folks have stressed "about making the chambered round safe" need to be "stressed" a little more. Muey pronto to a gunsmith. Call ahead to let the smithy know that it is coming. Don't just walk in and surprise him/her with it.
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Old 09-29-2008, 05:30 PM
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Well one of the bosses friends came in while I was typing this in the other office and he had the # of the preferred gun smith in the area and he was called, he made it sound like this is something that happens all the time and said to bring it in and he'd get it fixed!
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