Machine Bolt Action Wrench

Shop-made tools allow customization and quality tools can be made cheaper than buying. Here’s how I made an action wrench from a machine bolt.

by Norman E. Johnson

As the opportunity presents in the design and makeup of a gunsmithing tool, as good or better than that which I can buy, and at less cost, I get right on it. Such was the case in my construction of an action wrench adaptable to the Model 70 Winchester in three different action lengths. Moreover, the barrels are conveniently removed while the scoped action remains undisturbed within the stock.

In the search for suitable material to design and make an action wrench for the aforementioned use, I considered a number of…

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