Bolt handle removal?

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing' started by shawnb, Jun 12, 2018.

  1. shawnb

    shawnb Well-Known Member

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    hey guys. Looking to remove the handle from my sleeved remington bolt. Im worried about heating the bolt to much and having the sleeves come off. Should i cut and grind the handle off?
     
  2. jrock

    jrock Well-Known Member

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    Use a lot of heat paste just below the handle.
     
  3. Slick8

    Slick8 Well-Known Member

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    What s your reason for removal? Placement distance from the action is critically important for proper ejection.

    There's a Smith in Alaska who will do it for a small fee. Around $75 if memory serves.
     
  4. jrock

    jrock Well-Known Member

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    I agree, removal is easy but proper reattachment is the real challenge
     
  5. shawnb

    shawnb Well-Known Member

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    I want to replace/move position so i have better extraction. Right now the handle is giving no help with extraction.
     
  6. Slick8

    Slick8 Well-Known Member

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    Then contact this man. I believe he'll ask you to take some measurements then ship the bolt to him . He'll move the handle to give better primary extraction. I believe he charged my dad $75 including return shipping.
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