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. Also available as Model PC with customised 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 when an action is being ordered. Another common option when purchasing is the have the receiver cut with Anschutz standard dove-tails.

Supplied as standard with the Barnard Target trigger.

Model P Details

Receiver Length200mm (7.85″)
Receiver Diameter37mm (1.457″)
Bolt Diameter22mm (0.866″)
Striker Tip Diameter1.6mm (0.062″)
Lock Time1.7 milliseconds (calculated)
Loading Port Length75mm (2.95″)
Barrel Thread1 1/16″ UNF X 16TPI
Bolt Face.223/.308/.534 Magnum
Action Mounting1/4 UNF cap screw
Sight MountingDrilled & tapped (M4) for most sights eg CENTRAL, REDFIELD, RPA, WARNER.
Rail MountingDrilled & tapped (M4) for our full length scope rails
P Action Weight1.307kg / 46.103oz (with trigger 1.406kg / 49.595oz)
OptionalAnschutz dovetail can be cut
P “Dove Tail” Action Weight1.292kg / 45.573oz (with trigger 1.390kg / 49.030oz)
FinishBlue/Black standard

Available Accessories

Recoil Options

The Model P has several options available to handle recoil:

  • a Remington type lug between receiver and barrel
  • a recoil lug fitted into a slot machined into the receiver bottom
  • use of a recoil spigot from the action (1/4″ X 28 cap screw with the head machined concentric) which fits into a steel bushed hole in a 6061 aluminium bedding block that has been machined to provide 2 parallel points of contact on the action.


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