Barnard Model P Action

The original action produced since 1982, the basic design is unchanged, but with continuous quality improvement as production technology has developed.


Designed for the Palma or long-range shooter. A single shot cylindrical action, in right or true left handed configuration, Click here for Technical drawing. also available as Model PC with customized bolt and port configuration .

 The bolt carries three forward locking lugs, is equipped with a Sako style extractor and can be supplied to accept any case rim up to 0.534"(standard magnum rim).  It undergoes finish machining after hardening, and is hand lapped to its mating receiver. 

The receiver is of 4340 chrome/moly/nickel steel through hardened to 38Rc and finish machined after surface hardening to ensure concentricity.

Though not standard, a bolt face plunger type ejector can be included for Target Rifle when an action is being ordered and to have the action cut with Anschutz standard dove-tails.

Supplied as standard with the Barnard Target trigger.


Model P Details

Receiver Length 200mm (7.85")
Receiver Diameter 37mm (1.457")
Bolt Diameter 22mm (0.866")
P Action weight 1.307kg / 46.103oz         (with trigger 1.406kg / 49.595oz)
P "Dove Tail" Action weight 1.292kg / 45.573oz         (with trigger 1.390kg / 49.030oz)
Loading Port Length 75mm (2.95")
Barrel Thread 1 1/16" UNF X 16TPI
Bolt Face .223/.308/.534 Magnum
Striker Tip Diameter 1.6mm (.062") standard
Lock Time 1.7 milliseconds - calculated
Sight Mounting Drilled & tapped (M4) for most side mount sights 
eg CENTRA, REDFIELD, RPA, WARNER by mounting bracket
Rail Mounting

Drilled & Tapped (M4) for Weaver, Picatinney rail.

Action Mounting 1/4" UNF Cap Screws
Finish Optional Anschutz dovetails available
Blue/Black standard.



Barnard Model SM Action


The Model SM repeating action is a derivative of the Model S. This action is configured to accept a 5 or 10 round HS Precision magazine, Accuracy International magazine or AICS magazine with floor furniture / bottom metal. A safety option also available for this action to allow top safety Jewel and Timney triggers.


Like the Model S it is a cylindrical Remington type action with the same diameter receiver, mounting screw positions and bolt turn position as the Remington 700 short exterior configuration. But in the Barnard three lug configuration and so "not a drop in" for the Remington 700 although with a little stock work can be made to fit by any gunsmith.


As a three lug action the arc of bolt operation is shorter and the port is a different size and position. The length of the action is 10mm longer at the barrel end than the Remington 700 short action. For a detailed view click here.


The S series actions were designed as target actions to take Remington 700 aftermarket triggers etc. they are more often than not fitted into Remington style Stocks. Very little work is needed to have the action fit the various 700 stocks. 


The action receiver is of 4340 chrome/moly/nickel steel through hardened to 38Rc and finish machined after surface hardening to ensure concentricity. The bolt is casehardened EN39b, ground and machined after hardening to ensure straightness and concentricity. The bolt lugs are hand lapped to the matted receiver. Sako Type extractor and is equipped with a bolt face plunger style ejector.


We supply this action with a trigger hanger to suit either Timney or Jewel triggers, or with a blank hanger to be modified to the trigger of your choice (such as any "Remington style" clone). This action is supplied as standard with no trigger, but please specify which hanger you require when ordering.



Model SM Details

Receiver Length 207mm (8.15")
Receiver Diameter 34.5mm (1.359")
Bolt Diameter 20mm (0.787")
Bolt Face .308
Bolt Stop 'Push' side lever
Striker Tip Diameter 1.6mm (0.062")
Action Mounting 1/4 UNF Cap Screws at Remington Spacing
SM Action Weight 0.994kg / 35.062oz                (with Timney Trigger 1.084kg / 38.237oz)
Loading Port Length 73mm (2.87") 
Sight Mounting Drilled & tapped (M4) for Most Sights e.g. Central, Redfield, RPA, Warner
Rail Mounting Drilled & tapped (M4) for our full length scope rails
Barrel Thread 1 1/16" UNF X 16TPI
Finish  Blue / Black as standard






RPA Round Action

Rpa Round Action  

The latest version of the well proven Quadlock will replace the original 8 sided version with a round body exterior but no internal changes. All other features remain unchanged. Recoil is taken by a single central peg rather than the two lugs of the quadlock, but bedding screw, bolt handle and loading port positions remain unchanged.

Available in true left handed version at no extra cost.

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Barnard P Action

£1,371.25 incl tax