We have been busy, beavering away all winter on the new Valhalla action. Its a premium version of the standard valkyrie action, with many new features.
People told me they wanted a premium British action to compete with the very best from around the world. This is it.
It has several uprated features , starting at the back.
The bolt bore is now reamed with custom made reamers, to allow a bolt clearance of just 0.001" if required. This makes for a silky smooth bolt travel.
The ejection port now has tapered ends to allow for easier cartridge insertion by hand if required.
The picatinny rail now has no central milled out section either top or bottom. Purely aesthetic , but befitting such an action. Its is fixed in place by four M4 cap screws and sits on two stainless dowels, holding it perfectly to the action. This gives the option of changing for a different MOA if required. It is scalloped to match the ejection port perfectly.
The action has its recoil lug machined in as part of it. This gives a longer than average barrel tenon length, enabling heavy barrels to be used without worry. It also makes a switch barrel rifle , very simple indeed.
On to the bolt.
The bolt now has "camlocks". Basically this is a tiny pad, machined into the bolt body, just behind the lugs. These are essentially thicker parts of the bolt. As the bolt is pushed forward, they dont do anything as it travels down the raceway. As the bolt is turned into battery, the cams provide a 0.0005" lock up into the abbuttments.
This means a bolt with 0.003" bolt clearance can be run as a repeater etc, but still have the close tolerance lock up of a benchrest rifle.
The bolt has a sako extractor and plunger ejector.
The bolt body is helically fluted in the candy twist pattern. It is fitted with the finely faccetted bolt shroud, wich now runs a much finer internal thread. This ensures a smaller gap between the bolt body and itself on opening/closing , and also makes opening the bolt far easier.
The firing pin has a small diameter tip to suit hot cartridges such as the 6.5 x 47 far better. Offering substantially more support to the primer upon ignition.
Indeed, the action actually feels lighter on opening from FIRED than unfired. It has one of the smoothest bolt lifts i,ve ever felt, and will not disturb any rifle on the bags.
The action is available with a variety of bolt handles including the new stainless ball, and is available in righ/left hand. Right/left port , single shot or repeater , long and short action.
Remington style bolt nose or cone bolt nose available for single shot actions
Available in polished finish only, it is too tight to be painted.
The bolts are also available with a Tuftrided black finish, which increases lubricity even further.
Retail price of £1500.
Valkyrie Rifles provide rifles for all applications.
From entry level standard factory rifles, to semi custom Remingtons and Tikka's, and complete one-off custom rifles. Whether you require a rifle for sporting, or competition use Valkyrie Rifles have the knowledge and experience to produce quality rifles to the customers requirements.
I provide a one stop facility where a rifle can be built from scratch and all aspects of its building performed in-house, including final finishing and testing. The only work it will leave the premises for is proof testing in London.This ensures the minimum of hold ups for the customer and one point of contact.....myself.
I keep a stock of all component parts, which means a rifle can generally be built from parts already waiting. I also specialise in building true left hand rifles, based on Remington and Valkyrie actions. Left hand stocks from Manners, Accuracy international and McMillan Brothers.
Mine is not an normal gunshop. I am open by appointment only...just ring and tell me when you want to visit and chat about your wishes. I have trade accounts with most of the UK's major gun, ammunition and accessory dealers and can get whatever you wish on request.
Due to there only being so many hours in the day, and myself having to do everything, i would respectfully ask this.
When you contact me, requesting a quote for a rifle, please list the exact components you want quoting for. I,m getting an increasing number of e-mails from people who basically dont know what they want, and want me to trawl the internet for them, gathering ideas. Whilst i'm always happy to give an opinion, or advice, i simply dont have the time to list a dozen stocks, a dozen triggers etc.
I started life in the gun trade working as a Saturday lad in one of the local gunshops, eventually working there full time repairing all manner of air weapons, shotguns and rifles. After a short spell away from the trade I returned and have worked for several years as the gunsmith at South Yorkshire Shooting Supplies building quality guns and repairing, modifying and improving customers existing rifles and pistols. As a member of the
I have been a lifelong shooter. My proud boast is having had a rifle in my hand from the age of four years old! A present from a long gone, and sadly missed uncle.
Valkyrie and SYSS are two entirely separate businesses. I no longer do any gunsmithing work for SYSS, If you require work by me, you should contact me directly.
Barley twist fluting now available on Tikka,s Remingtons and also Sako 75 and 85, s !
I have taken delivery of a wide variety of colours in Ceracote, with more on the way. Please ring for details !
Between 9am and 5.00 pm please.Monday to friday only. I do not work weekends nor answer the phone ouside these hours at all.
PLEASE NOTE !
I do not export outside of the UK at all. This covers both parts, rifles and work.