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Old 02-24-2013, 04:56 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by BillyBourbon
I have some precision calipers I use in cabinetmaking and finish carpentry. Gets down to the 100ths. So I'm measuring the length of the two handles to see if there's any minute discrepancies between the two?
I pride myself on my mechanical aptitude as a builder and carpenter. Rifles are a relatively new undertaking and gun smithing is a skill I'd like to take up so I can maintain and modify my toys myself. Obviously they're nothing to f@~k around with so all the patient feedback is greatly appreciated. A gunsmith will be doing all the tinkering until I gain the confidence to do this stuff myself.
Thanks, folks.
Thats a good call to let the gunsmith check it out. Have him show you exactly what the problem was and how he fixed it.
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Old 02-24-2013, 05:37 PM   #12
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See the square section where the bolt handle joins the bolt? THAT is what locks up in bolt in battery (firing poisition) If the WIDTH of that flat section is different, will impact lockup. And yeah, sorry- micrometer. Or caliper.
What we have here is... failure- to communicate.
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If you do not mind, how much was the new bolt handle? I was thinking of having mine cut and threaded for a new knob.
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Old 04-14-2013, 01:43 PM   #14
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I agree with C3shooter. Cliff
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Old 04-14-2013, 04:59 PM   #15
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@ chasnmich: the bolt handle costs me $65 including shipping from the factory. I took it to a local gunsmith and we figured it was just too much trouble to install it. The head space was off, which required some grinding and re-blueing. The finish on the tac assembly didn't totally match my action and barrel. so we opted for the same solution you're leaning toward. He cut off the knob, drilled the handle about an inch in, then sottered 5/16x24-thread pin that would take almost any aftermarket knob of my choosing. Turned out nice and cost me the same as the knob, not including the knob. I'll post a pic this afternoon.
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Old 04-14-2013, 06:30 PM   #16
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here's how it turned out. you be the judge. i'm happy with it! aesthetically and very ergonomically pleasing. comfortable throw and much easier to cycle. that itty bitty knob it comes with is way too small. now i'm just waiting for an overdue stock i ordered a while back and this build is complete.

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