Rem bolt knob

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by noneck180, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. noneck180

    noneck180 Well-Known Member

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    I was wondering today if there would be anyway to make a knob that would slide over the Rem handle after the factory knob was cut off? leaving enough room for JB weld. The knob could be center bored so that a a guy could tap the the bolt handle, and install a set screw aswell. Small grooves could be put in the handle to allow more JB to grab on to. Would this be to hard to machine because of the taper in the handle?
     
  2. venom600

    venom600 Well-Known Member

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    I just found this product today and it reminded me of your post here. Check it out:
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  3. noneck180

    noneck180 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that is sort of what I was thinking..I mean there has to be an easier way than to mill the end round and thread it..:)
     
  4. ewallace

    ewallace Well-Known Member

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    I would do this and thread the handle or install a tactical handle [​IMG]
     
  5. cowboy

    cowboy Well-Known Member

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    Anyone had a chance to see/feel/use one of these KRG knobs???
     
  6. venom600

    venom600 Well-Known Member

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    I ordered one yesterday. Should have it early next week. I'll report back once I get it on. I've been contemplating a new (bigger) knob on my Sendero any way, and this seems like a relatively inexpensive experiment to figure out if I'll really like a bigger/longer bolt knob. If I do like it, I'll probably have a real knob installed by a smith (and I'll have a really cheap KRG knob for sale :D). Unless, of course, this thing is just too good to give up. :D

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  7. JeffP40

    JeffP40 Well-Known Member

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    Vemon, if you do go with a new knob, let me know. I would like to try the KRG.
     
  8. venom600

    venom600 Well-Known Member

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    Got the KRG knob in the mail today. I have to admit that I wasn't expecting much, but I was actually really surprised. The knob came packaged in a pretty nice box with full installation instructions, multiple fitment washers (o-rings), epoxy for permanent installation and a KRG sticker.

    Installation was a snap and it fits really well on my Sendero SF II with the smaller set of o-rings. Clearance isn't an issue (I was a little worried about this) with either the stock or the scope. The knob seems well designed, well thought out and well made. Only time (at the range and in the field) will tell how the thing will hold up, but I'm not sure what's not to love at this point.

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  9. noneck180

    noneck180 Well-Known Member

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    Looks really BIG..hope it works, should or they wouldn't sell them I guess.
     
  10. Geno22

    Geno22 Well-Known Member

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    Can the complete handle be replaced without any machine work, would be nice just to take the bolt apart and install a different one.
     
  11. JeffP40

    JeffP40 Well-Known Member

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    Without any machine work, yes, they are soldered on. I don't know of anyone who does this tho. Most replace the knob on existing handle. Alot of guys are getting pretty good at it. For a couple of outfits, this is about all they do. I think the cheapest I have seen is $60, you send them your bolt.
     
  12. venom600

    venom600 Well-Known Member

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    This guy will replace the entire handle:
    Straight Shot Gunsmithing

    Most people are just having the knob replaced, though.

    --Ben
     
  13. Mickey D

    Mickey D Well-Known Member

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    azprecisiongunsmithing.com will install one of their knobs on your Rem or Sav for $90.00. You go to their site and pick one out, send them your bolt and $90.00 and they will fix you up. And you will find them good to ddo business with. Mickey D
     
  14. Hired Gun

    Hired Gun Well-Known Member

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    All methods are not equal. I don't like the idea of using a small machine screw as a stud to mount the handle. I prefer to mill/cut/grind/sand (take your pick) down the handle and thread the original handle shank for a replaceable knob. This could even be done at home with a grinder/sander and a threading die. I believe this is the most durable method.

    That big plastic looking knob is surely something.................