A Remington 700 short action, barrel removed and ready for dialing in and truing of the critical surfaces. Bear with me..posting here was an afterthought, so I didn't take pics of every little step. Completely strip the action and bolt down...everything. I worked on the bolt first. Indicated everything in true in the lathe and cut the bolt face and the rear of the bolt lugs. No pic of the bolt face yet, but it's coming. Here's a pic of the front of the action after indicating it in and truing the receiver face and internal lug abutments. Got lucky on this one, the threads were only very slightly out of proper alignment. I single point re-cut the threads if needed. That means it'll never take a barrel with standard threads again properly, so it's nice when they get this right at the factory. If you look closely, you can see where I lapped the lugs only enough to verify 100% contact. Lapping lugs to improve accuracy is a bad thing...contrary to popular belief, because the bolt can't lap the inner abutments evenly. It'll always lap the leading edge more than the trailing one. Period! Here it is with the bolt in place. Everything looks real nice. It wasn't like this when I started.