Recoil Crossbolts

Recoil Crossbolt under front receiver ring.


 Double recoil crossbolts.


Recoil crossbolt through the stock of a Holland & Holland .375 rifle, positioned to lie directly behind front receiver ring flange.


  Crossbolt to distribute recoil from the under-flange of the front receiver ring to the stock of a Dumoulin bolt rifle chambered for .416 Rigby.


Reinforcing Crossbolt - A steel bolt or square bar, mounted transversely through a rifle stock just under and behind the front (and sometimes rear) receiver ring, sometimes concealed in the wood and sometimes against which the action is carefully bedded. When properly fitted, it helps distribute the recoil and reinforces stock at the point where wood has been removed to accept the action. Reinforcing crossbolts can be recognized by the flush-mounted circular steel fittings on the side of the stock, but are sometimes finished with contrasting wooden plugs and sometimes concealed completely. Also called Recoil Crossbolt.


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