Barnard Model P Chey Action

A development of the Model P action, The Model P-Chey is a conventional single shot, cylindrical forward-locking turn bolt design, available in either left or right handed configuration. Designed to handle the .408 Chey-Tac or the .505 Gibbs cartridges.

Available in our complete rifle build, The Barnard Model 10SS.

The bolt carries three forward locking lugs, is equipped with a Sako style extractor, the bolt face can accept any case rim up to 0.635″. It undergoes finish machining after hardening, and is hand lapped to suit its mating receiver.

The receiver is a 4340 chrome/moly/nickel steel solid bottom cylinder, which is through hardened to 38Rc and finish machined after surface hardening to ensure concentricity.

Supplied as standard with the Barnard Target trigger.

Model P Chey Details

Receiver Length215mm (8.464″)
Receiver Diameter39mm (01.535″)
Bolt Diameter24.9mm (0.980″)
Striker Tip Diameter1.6mm (0.062″)
Loading Port Length102mm (4.015″)
Barrel Thread1 3/16″ UNF X 16 TPI
Bolt Face.408 CHEY-TAC / .505 Gibbs
Action Mounting1/4 UNF cap screw
Rail mountingDrilled & tapped (M4) for our full length scope rails
Action Weight1.548kg / 54.604oz (with trigger 1.647kg / 58.096oz)
FinishBlue/Black standard

Available Accessories

Recoil Options

The Model P-CHEY 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 (M10 x 25) recoil dowel pin in a 6061 aluminium bedding block that has been machined to provide 2 parallel points of contact on the action.


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