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I just acquired a Rem. 760 in .308 from my grandfather. What a great rifle!!. My question is...

After taking the trigger group off, how do you remove the bolt from the action bars?? Its in dire need of a good cleaning
 

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Blackbird,

(I really want to know about your handle, esp if you flew 'em.)

There are two versions of the 760, according to Brownell's Enclyclopedia, which changed in 1952.  The earlier version had a bolt carrier brazed to the action bars.  The later ones did not.  They were tightly fit.  Assuming the later version:

Action Tube Assembly:
CAUTION:  The action tube cap assembly will be removed with the action tube assembly.  The location of the action tube bushing is CRITICAL.
 With the action fully open insert a steel pin into the exposed holes locates just forward in action tube.  ( I can't draw the sketch.)  
 Rotate the steel pin to loosen action tube assembly from  barrel bracket bolt on receiver.  Make sure the steel pin is close fitting to prevent deforming action tube.  (And you thought lawyers were bad&#33<!--emo&;)--><img src="http://beartoothbullets.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/wink.gif" border="0" valign="absmiddle" alt=';)'><!--endemo-->

Barrel assembly:
Action bar assembly:
Breech bolt assembly:
Ejection port assembly:
NOTE:   The above assemblies and parts will be removed simultaneously from the reciever.  (Are you SURE you want to continue, or take it to a real gunsmith that can see what he's doing?)
With the action open and action tube cap assemblies removed, pull barrel from receiver, thereby disengaging  and removing all of the listed parts and components from the receiver.  
CAUTION:  Ejection port cover with fall free when above assemblies are removed.

Action bar assembly:
 (With foreend and breech bolt assembly attached and removed from receiver) Push fore-end rearward on barrel assembly to disengage breech bolt assembly frpm barrel extension.
 Force rear of barrel down through action bars and alide action bars forward along barrel and off muzzle of barrel assembly.

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Blackbird,
You may have already thought of it,but do you think a jet spray cleaner would suffice for cleaning after the trigger group and buttstock (to protect the finish) were removed? If i'm not mistaken, the buttstock is bolted to the receiver with one thru-bolt,accessable after the butt plate is removed. You might be able to do a satisfactory cleaning without a complete dissassembly.Just a thought.
Scott
 

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Thanks guys...

I did just that Scott...I hosed it down good with WD-40 then blew it out with some compessed air. I guess that will suffice. I dont think my grandpa..(RIP..:(..) ever clened that thing!!! There were what seemed like bits of tree bark and grass all in the receiver!!! The rifle itself is probably about 80% but it shoots fantastic. Thanks all for the help. How can I tell if it is an early model?? I dont know much about these guns...as you can tell.

By the way...My nickname has nothing at all to do with the spyplane. I have a Honda Blackbird motorcycle and just thought it would be a cool name.
 
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