Remington 760 Action tube cap "bolt"

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by JasonC, Oct 17, 2008.

  1. JasonC

    JasonC New Member

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    I have a 1961 Reminton 760 in .270 caliber.

    I am trying to replace the beat-up, rusted swivels with something a little quiter.

    I bought an uncle mike's replacement swivel "set" part number 1221-2 as listed on their website:
    http://www.uncle-mikes.com/products/remington_760_7600_68older.html
    for pre 1968 rifles.

    Here is a photo of my action tube cap where the original swivel was mounted with a small bolt:
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    here is a picture of the swivel, the bolt, and the action tube cap that I have removed, placed next to the bolt from Uncle Mike's
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    Here is the diagram from radocy takedown guide showing the action tube cap listed (part number 1)
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    So what's the deal? How is Uncle Mike's part supposed to fit on here? I also don't see anywhere that lists the little bolt as a part. It definitely looks original, not like someone drilled and tapped the action tube cap.

    Please help me out. You can probably tell I have put a lot of time into determining what part I need, and it hasn't gotten me anywhere.

    Thanks in advance,

    Jason
  2. JasonC

    JasonC New Member

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  4. JasonC

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    so is the fore-end bolt and the action tube cap the same thing? As far as I can tell, I don't have a fore-end bolt.
  5. JasonC

    JasonC New Member

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    I guess what I am trying to say, is I don't have a factory fore-end bolt. The diagram that I posted is what I have.

    Jason
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    bigbadf250sd New Member

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    Adapter bolt swivel base replaces factory fore-end bolt. You said the picture is what you had. Just replace the broken swivel base. Did you look at those pics? It tells you about the screw. Hope this helps
  7. JasonC

    JasonC New Member

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    if you look at the pictures that you posted, and the pictures that I posted, they are two different guns. I have the pre-1968 760, and you posted pictures of the post 1968 760. The uncle mike's swivel that replaces the factory fore-end bolt is for pre-1968 rifles.
  8. bigbadf250sd

    bigbadf250sd New Member

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    Serial Number Blocks: 1951-1967 1,000-541,000
    1968-1975 6,900,000-7,499,999
    1975-1978 A6,900,000-A7,499,999
    1978-1981 B6,900,000-B7,499,999

    760C – 1960 (carbine)
    760CDL – 1960 – 1964 (carbine)

    Jason, Check your serial number. I posted a pic of a 1961 Rem 760. It doesn't look like yours. I think someone modified yours to make it work. Parts were not as easy to find back then. Good Luck

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  9. jomac

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    jason c when the older 760 needed swivles the tube end was driled and tapp for a swivle stud. check what thread yours is tap.or the barrell bands for the 7600 rem will fitt and will put no strain on the action tube.good luck jomac
  10. whiskeywheeler

    whiskeywheeler New Member

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    Hey Jason
    I have the same 760 gamemaster, only in .300 Savage. ?I have a very low serial # (16xxx). that makes it pre 1968 also. plus the .300 Sav was no longer offered after 1960. So how does this kit fit? I bought the same one and it makes no sense.
    From Remingtons site:
    .300 Savage – 1952-1960 and .270 Win. – 1953

    1951-1967 1,000-541,000
    1968-1975 6,900,000-7,499,999
    1975-1978 A6,900,000-A7,499,999
    1978-1981 B6,900,000-B7,499,999

    I'm gonna call uncle mike
  11. Patsy57

    Patsy57 New Member

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    What ever came of this? Did you guys ever get it resolved? I have the same issue nay help would be appreciated.
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    I don't think any of these posters have been back since 2008.

    Welcome to TFF!
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    Thanks I`m glad to be here, just rying to figure out what to do with my 760 as I have the exact same problem that is listed above. You think i should repost?
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