If you have a vice, heat sink, heat paste and torches you can bend and tweak the bolt. Having a new handle welded on is cosmetically pleasing to the eye. I drilled and tapped bent the bolt installed a bold trigger installed a short chambered barrel and finish reamed the chamber to .308 with a T Handle. Crude and elementary to some I’m sure but I killed numerous deer and woodchucks with it. The barrel was a midway discount Adams and Bennet for the handsome sum of around $40. Rifle shoots 3/4” all day long. Here 22 years later I still have it in the safe! Anyone can do it if they’re willing to learn.
I am wanting to do as much of the work as possible. Its more for the experience of doing it myself than anything else. I do have a jig and a mill/dril