Remington Bolt Knobs
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Since i touched this subject on my last post i will show you some more detailed pics so we can all be on the same page. I modify Remington rifle bolts as in turning off the old knob and threading for a new longer knob to clear the bigger rifle scopes. There are a few ways to do this but this way is the easist for me. I just milled a chunk of steel for a holder so everything is lined up i just unbolt my tool post and bolt this in its place. The thing i like about my fixture is i can angle the bolt handle if the customer wanted a swooped back knob i can do it. Then after i cut to the desired OD i thread the handle for the new knob...Bob


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Bob Wright
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Bob,

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The wire just added "security" or is it used for something else.
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(04-10-2012, 07:27 PM)DaveH Wrote: Bob,

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The wire just added "security" or is it used for something else.
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DaveH

Yup just some soft copper to keep everything in check...Bob
Bob Wright
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Bob,

In the picture with the threading die....
Is that a drive socket to the left of the die? Do you "power" thread the bolt stem, or do it by hand? Smiley-think005

I did something similar along the same lines (but backwards) on my lathe and it wasn't too much fun. The apron control lever on my lathe didn't come with a knob on it. Just a section of course knurling on the end of the round rod, and I never really liked it that way. So I bought a threaded knob to put on it.

But trying to get that rod/handle that is bent up like a pretzel, to hold in the lathe chuck and pointing in the right direction was a nightmare! I managed to get the knurling turned off and down to the right diameter, but it wasn't pretty. Smiley-signs131

With your method it would have been a breeze. I don't plan on doing any more lathe levers, but I might do a bolt or two....
Thanks for sharing that!
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Willie
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(04-10-2012, 09:46 PM)Highpower Wrote: Bob,

In the picture with the threading die....
Is that a drive socket to the left of the die? Do you "power" thread the bolt stem, or do it by hand?

The round bar has a small hole for the threads to go thru i just use it to line up the die and turn it with a wrench...Bob
Bob Wright
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(04-10-2012, 07:12 PM)aametalmaster Wrote: Since i touched this subject on my last post i will show you some more detailed pics so we can all be on the same page. I modify Remington rifle bolts as in turning off the old knob and threading for a new longer knob to clear the bigger rifle scopes. There are a few ways to do this but this way is the easist for me. I just milled a chunk of steel for a holder so everything is lined up i just unbolt my tool post and bolt this in its place. The thing i like about my fixture is i can angle the bolt handle if the customer wanted a swooped back knob i can do it. Then after i cut to the desired OD i thread the handle for the new knob...Bob

beautiful machine work but I would not ruin a nice action with a different knob. tom
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Different strokes Tom. A lot of the long range competitors around these parts use bolt knobs the size of golf-balls! Big Grin

They are more concerned with speed than appearance.
Willie
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I used to build and shoot both heavy and light benchrest class. My rifles were mostly based on the REMINGTON XP100 pistol action as they were single shot solid based and when sleeved with a good trigger made an excellent action. M heavy class rifle in 6x47 could shoot 5 shot groups (consistently if the mirage was not too bad) at 200 yards that you could barely put a cigarette through. I never either in work or at competitions ever observed a bolt handle like that. I have not really been into guns though for 25 years. tom
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I normally see those knobs on F-class rifles, or anything that says "Barrett" on the side of it. Big Grin

I suppose as the rule books change, the equipment changes along with it to gain every advance possible - as usual.... Tongue

It sounds like you had a winning recipe with that XP100 action though. Cool
Willie
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XP 100 action is really very strong the sleeve was made from 1/4 inch aluminum and was abt 12 inches long glass bedded with full floating barrel, the 6x47 cart was made from necked up 22mag cases, but now I believe they are using other calibers as well but to me the 6x47 was the best they are better in the wind than .224 and do not kick too bad also quality bullets in a very good selection are available or at least were at that time. It was a long time ago I used to buy 700BDL's for around 4125.00 CDN and I think the XP100's were around $75.00 CDN oh for those prices again. I should have bought a few hundred for investment, it's too bad foresight is not as good as hindsight hihi. tom
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