R700 Action: What is this hole for?

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  1. GenePoole

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    I've got a Remington 700 ADL Long Action that was rescued from a mobile home that literally collapsed under the weight of all the guns the (deceased) owner had piled everywhere.

    I stripped it down to clean it and see if it was salvageable and noticed a small threaded hole near the front trigger guard screw hole and at a slight angle (probably perpendicular to the tangent to the action diameter).

    I don't know if they all have this and I just never noticed (I don't currently have an action around to look at without yanking it out of a stock), or if this is something special. Any ideas?

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  2. Eddie Harren

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    It is for a small screw that holds the magazine box to the action on the ADL models.
     
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  4. GenePoole

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    Thanks. I realize now that I have seen it before.
     
  5. GenePoole

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    Any idea what the size and pitch is for this screw?
     
  6. SDWhirlwind

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    Screw size and pitch is 4-40TPI. Length of threaded portion of screw is .200".
     
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  8. GenePoole

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    Thanks guys. That was the last datum I needed for my "rough draft" CAD drawing. All the features are there but may be off a bit. I used a caliper and an incomplete set of radius gauges. I sure wish I could find some authoritative information on the actual dimensions.

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