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Simple Simon
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Simple Simon

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      Simple Simon
      I recently bought a NIB Rem 799 in 7.62 x 39. It would not feed even the first round, let alone allow the loading of 5. I shot it single shot style and was happy with the results, so decided to try and discover the problem. Basically, the cartridge box did not fit the stock and the floor plate fell open at the fall of the firing pen or any pressure on the follower (which also stuck both fore and aft). After polishing the follower; expanding the box using a set of square jaw pliers, removing wood from both walls of the stock the rifle worked better, but still very rough. I then ground down the top of the cartridge box until it was straight and level; bent the fore and aft ears, filing the slot on the rear of the box to fit the lug on the receiver. After a little more dremel tool work it began to feed much better. Also, the bolt began to leverage much easier. The floor plate problem was solved by adding a non-metalic washer to both floor plate screws. Not quite sure what this relieved within the box, but the bolt closed without the previous pressure, all cartridges fed and ejected with exceptable smoothness. No wonder Remington discontinued the import of these little rifles. The lack of proper stock fit in the cartridge box area and binding of the follower must have resulted in a flood of returns.

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    Location:
    Dublin, Georgia
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    US Army CWO, Military Intelligence Corps 62-83

    Reloading, buying, trading, guns.