View Full Version : Installing A Riveted Extractor In A Remington 721

01-15-2015, 06:57 AM
This Remington 721 in 30-06 was made in March 1955. It's in very good condition for it's age.
I dosent look like it's seen a lot of use the bore is perfect. It still has the original metal butt plate.
It had the original extractor installed when I aquired it which were prone to failure and no longer available.
I bored the end of the bolt for the rivet type extractor then drilled the rivet hole.
Getting the rivet hole in the correct spot in important.
It took me a few tries to figure out how to install the extractor in the end of the bolt without deforming it.


This how I set it up in the lathe to bore it. The plastic blocks allowed chucking the assembled bolt.

I used a form tool to remove about .020"

The completed modification.

01-15-2015, 06:59 AM
Tried out some reloads in the rifle, 54 grains of H4350 150 grain Hornady FMJ boat tail bullets
Federal brass and CCI large rifle primers. 54 grains in the minium load on the Hogdon website.
I am very inpressed with the accuracy and I'm sure I can improve on it more.
Four four shot groups all under an inch the best 9/16".
I wont be parting with this rifle any time soon.