have 1980 m77 22-250 varmit barrel lost bolt in moving any suggestions

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bigbillyboy

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Yes , I see quite a few guns show up at auction missing bolts . Always figure the owner hid it separate from the rifle so it was useless to a thief . Problem is owner dies unexpectedly and no one knows where the bolt is ......
 

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Wow, I would have never dreamed in a million years somebody would remove a part of their gun for storage or hiding.
 
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Similarly, convertible revolvers are often bought and sold without the extra cylinder.

I don't always have appropriate storage solutions for all my guns. I can think of two bolt action rifles, as we speak, that have the bolts removed and the receivers cabled to other guns. And as we speak, I don't know exactly for sure where I hid the bolts away. I will find them when I look, but if I wasn't around, my kids just might have to sell some guns without bolts.





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Wow, I would have never dreamed in a million years somebody would remove a part of their gun for storage or hiding.
obviously you don't live in Connecticut or Massachusetts the home of many gun companies who long since been chased out
 
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Mom's middle Son had a Remington 788 in 6mm that he kept at the 'old place' after he moved. One day, he found a window broken and the rifle/ammo gone. The thief didn't gain much as the bolt was hidden in a kitchen drawer. Finding a replacement bolt for a left handed 788 6mm would be close to NEVER.
I went hunting with a guy who thought he was doing the right thing by keeping his rifle bolt separate UNTIL he showed up for a hunt and didn't have the bolt.
It goes both ways.
 
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