Remington 700 Bolt Removal

Discussion in 'Technical Questions & Information' started by Triggerpresser, Jan 8, 2017.

  1. Triggerpresser

    Triggerpresser New Member

    Jan 8, 2017
    I just picked up a 700 BDL from my friends collection after he passed. It is a .243 with a heavy barrel. I never knew my friend had this rifle. It has a light aftermarket trigger in it. I cannot find the bolt release button. Any ideas? He removed the safety when he installed the light trigger and I want to replace it with a new Timney with a safety.

    One other thing, this gun has the hinged floor plate and the button inside the trigger guard releases the floor plate.
  2. howlnmad

    howlnmad Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 26, 2008
    Harriman, Tn
    There should be a button just in front of the trigger.
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  3. BobMcG

    BobMcG Well-Known Member Supporting Member

    Nov 27, 2005
    Somewhere in the Twilight Zone.
    Welcome to TFF, it's #2 in picture.
    Rem 700 bolt release.gif
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  4. ral357

    ral357 Well-Known Member

    Jan 24, 2015
    Heavy barrel 700 in 243. ......I would be very surprised if you are not pleased with the accuracy this rifle delivers.
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  5. Remspec

    Remspec New Member

    Jan 5, 2017
    On some after market trigger assemblies the bolt release button will be missing or
    could be broken. You can remove the bolt by pulling the bolt back til it stops, then
    on the right side of the bolt at the rear of the receiver you will see the bolt stop.
    It is in a narrow slot cut, just push it down with a small 1/16" punch and pull the
    bolt back.
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