Formost (Savage) 6400 Bolt
A friend wanted his .222 rifle cleaned, I took it all the way down and dumped it in mineral Spirits and let it set over night. I look at the barrel and it looked good except that it may have not been cleaned since it was new. The chamber looked good and I could not see any deformity of the receiver or barrel. I started cleaning the bolt and got all of the carbon off of the bolt face and rim and could see that the rim of the bolt hand been welded all the way a round the bolt. The face of the bolt look a little rough and had what looked like a machine swirl next to the ejector. The extractor looked fine! The question is what do I have here and is it common or should I put a new bolt in the rifle and head space. This is a gun to get meat with and it is never going to be pretty, just need to be safe and functional.