Action inletted into stock.
Top view; with rear claw mount base.
Winchester Model 70 action.
Bolt Action, removed from stock, and with bolt removed.
The head of a Mauser bolt, showing the dual locking and the extractor claw---which remains stationary as the bolt body is turned.
Bolt Action - An action type, most frequently used on rifles, perfected by Peter Paul Mauser in 1898, whereby a cylindrical shaft, controlled by an attached lever, manually feeds a cartridge into the chamber, turns down engaging locking lugs in recesses (normally) in the front receiver ring, allows firing by the fall of an internal spring-loaded pin, opening, extracting, re-cocking and ejecting with the same lever in preparation for the next shot. See Claw Extractor.
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