Oversized bolt handle

Discussion in 'Rifles, Bullets, Barrels & Ballistics' started by huntem, Nov 12, 2006.

  1. huntem

    huntem Well-Known Member

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    Greetings to all

    I've notice a few rigs here on the size that have oversized bolt handles. I am looking to do something similar but not sure of the pros/cons of one style or another. I'm not even sure the cost for that type of mod or who would be a good smithy?

    Thanks in advance
     
  2. 1doug

    1doug Well-Known Member

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    I had my badger bolt knob installed by Chris Matthews at LSR. www.longshotriflesllc.com It was @ 100 dollars. I needed it done because the bolt knob had been skelitonized previously. It really makes opening and closing the bolt effortless, you can do it with 2 fingers now.

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  3. climber

    climber Member

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    I have a badger bolt handle on mine. The badger works really well. It is an easy modification that you can do yourself. All you need is a bench grinder, hand file, and threading die. The badger bolt knob comes with instructions.
     
  4. Wild_Bill

    Wild_Bill Well-Known Member

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    Hi i have a R W Hart extended bolt handle coming to try it is one piece and nicely shaped but the most common approach is a badger type threaded extension i can make them myself but opted to try a diferent approach this time. I will have to re silver solder it but that is OK as i can true it up and machine it easier without the handle on their anyhow.

    I will also drill and tap the handle and place 3 screws through the handle into the bolt body aswell as silver soldering them to make a totaly secure bolthandle that will not be able to be broken off especialy with an ultra mag case.

    Cheers Bill
    Australia