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    New rifle but dirty?



    Hello Pat here

    i noticed that my new rifle has some red paint on the inside of the bolt face. is this normal? obviously i am going to clean it off before i shoot it but im rather curious as to how it got there and what purpose it serves. The pictures do not do it justice it is almost a solid stripe of paint around the inside rim and several spots in the middle of the bolt face.

    idears ?

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    I dont think it is red paint as it looks like crack check used in production by alot of companys looking for any problems after heat treat.Just sayin.
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    Questions:

    1. What caliber is your "new" rifle, and is the rifle brand new or second hand and new to you?

    2. Were you shooting military ammunition with red sealant around the primers?

    3. Did you clean and lube the rifle before you shot it? It looks a little "dry" and the bolt-head retaining pin looks rusty.
    Last edited by bigedp51; 01-09-2013 at 06:38 PM.

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    test fire.

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    Re: New rifle but dirty?

    Just bought my rifle last month and mine was clean as a whistle

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    rifle was brand new and it was 6.5 creedmoor and i cleaned it up and everything came clean, barrel was also dirty but it cleaned up fine as well
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    The red paint is from the proof-test loads. The case heads on them are coated in red so it's easy to visually differentiate the proof-test loads from standard loads as the rifles are proof tested and function tested (with standard loads) in the same area.
    I've come to believe that everyone should have to pass a simple common sense and I.Q. test before they're allowed to own a gun.

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    could be from color coated primers...Looks to me like a possible bolt change..People do this you
    know..If you ordered it in I would tell them you want a different rifle..
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    Quote Originally Posted by acemisser View Post
    could be from color coated primers...Looks to me like a possible bolt change..People do this you
    know..If you ordered it in I would tell them you want a different rifle..
    what? where? why?
    what leads you to think the bolt was changed? Where do you find primers big enough to leave a ring way out on the rim. Why would some paint lead you to wanting a new rifle?
    Just asking what your seeing that I am not.

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    Why is this being discussed after Mr F told us what the answer was?
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    i wondered the same thing

    thanks all for the info

    patrick
    Last edited by Emailabode; 01-10-2013 at 10:05 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Emailabode View Post
    rifle was brand new and it was 6.5 creedmoor and i cleaned it up and everything came clean, barrel was also dirty but it cleaned up fine as well
    If you had cleaned your new rifle completely when you got it, "including" the bolt face you would never have asked your question in the first place.

    Last edited by bigedp51; 01-11-2013 at 12:06 AM.

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    yea i cleaned it after i asked so...
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    Pretty old for a new rifle to have a bolt that cruddy..I say it looks like someone swaped bolts somewhere
    along the line.Sealed primers WILL not do that.My M1 rifle never looked like that and I shot hundreds
    of sealed primers in it..Do what you want but I would want to know what was going on.But if you cleaned it
    and never showed anyone ,well.probably to late now..
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    Yea I got a new rifle from savage arms like that too with red and yellow crap everywhere... I was pissed, for $500 it better be clean.

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