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Old May 22, 2012, 02:15 PM   #1
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Finding discontinued Remington 700 parts...

I'm trying to shorten the barrel on an old Remington 700 ( bottom dumper ) to switch calibers from 17 Remington, to 17 Fireball... I tried calling Remington looking for a mag follower & spring... talked to their parts department, who refered me to Numerich... Numerich had the mag box, but no followers or springs...

since I found an artical that talked about changing over a 308 to 6 mm BR, & they mentioned using a 221 Fireball follower & spring ( yes I also looked for both in my searches ) I thought the bench rest guys might have an aftermarket source or one of you guys may have an idea about where to get some parts ???

I also thought about fitting the CZ changable mags, but the floor plate is not steel & would mean changing out more parts to have a weldable machinable part to do that conversion...

any suggestions...
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Old May 24, 2012, 09:04 AM   #2
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Try here, www.e-gunparts.com
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Old May 24, 2012, 09:18 AM   #3
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thanks... but that is Numerich, who I already list in my original post, is who Remington refered me to, & who doesn't have the mag springs or followers, only the blocked mag box, which I can easily make...
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Old May 26, 2012, 08:57 AM   #4
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You might try Jack First. You'll have to call and ask (no online inventory status) but they often have hard to find parts.

http://www.jackfirstgun.com/index.php
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Old May 29, 2012, 07:44 AM   #5
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I'll give them a call... thanks
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Old May 30, 2012, 11:15 AM   #6
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Thanks for the recommendation CAT... they had the parts I was looking for...

new 17 Fireball on my 60's era heavy barrel 17 Remington model 700... 17 Remington barrel was shot out, so I'm doing a new barrel as well, but it'll be nice to have the mag blocked to the correct length cartridges

finding reloading components has almost been as tough... I finally found cases... ( already had a big supply of bullets from FIL's shooting of 17 Remington, & my 17 K Hornet )... still waiting on the Hornady dies, with the sliding bullet alignment collar ( getting the lil 17 pills lined up right can be a challenge... these new Hornady dies are supposed to take care of that )...
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