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    Polish 1895 bolt assy?

    I have a newly acquired 1895CBC 45-70 rifle; rapidly becoming a favored gun. The only thing I'm thinking of modifying is to polish the bolt. Currently the bolt has dull fine line vertical machined finish, that traps powder residue like iron to a magnet. In the past I have polished surfaces like this using 400 grit abrasive paper followed by an ultra fine grit 1000-1500 abrasive and then go to work polishing with my Dremel tool. Is there any reason not to do this? Thanks
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    Depends on what surfaces you're polishing, and how much material you remove. A couple wrong moves can ruin your bolt and/or make the gun dangerous to fire. Can you post some pics of what you intend to do?

    Keep us updated - we are eager to help!

    AC
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    Okay, I did a little work, it's not a mirror finish, but it is smooth enough to stop catching burnt powder. This is the best shot of the OEM finish I could find (not mine). https://s15.postimg.cc/b5ur331jv/bolt2.jpg

    And this is the result of some 400 grit sand paper and Dremil polishing. https://s15.postimg.cc/fqgxidg7v/bolt2.jpg
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    Looks good as long as you didn't mess with the vertical locking surface near the bolt's rear.

    AC

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunscrewguy View Post
    Looks good as long as you didn't mess with the vertical locking surface near the bolt's rear.

    AC
    I only polished the outside flat surfaces; nothing vertical. Shot it a bunch and there were no problems..


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