The cocking effort is much improved. In both directions. open and close.
The bent bolt was straightened using the Hyd, press. Easy, but fussy. V-blocks and dial indicators etc. The bore of the bolt housing was lapped with a brass lap charged with Clover compound, as was the striker bore. The pressure release key hole was a major hang up.
Much improved, but there was a hitch in the giddyup! It was the tigger! Cycling the action while cocked showed the weakness!
The trigger sear (not the striker sear) as it slides over it's mating surface on the "chicken head" as I call it, during the cocking motion, had a major hitch. The defect in metal was easily discerned with a hand glass. A few moments with an oil stone....viola! much better. Smooth!
I also soft soldered a dime onto the bolt handle to give my thumb a bit of pad and purchase. With the "trigger finger" curled around the trigger guard, closing the bolt with my thumb is now comfortable. (not effortless
These QBs are a riot!