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slightly O/T, gunsmith question?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by Old Cowboy, Aug 6, 2007.

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  1. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    Any gunsmiths here that work on bolt action rifles?

    Is there any reason (other than prob'ly voiding the warranty) that the bolt handle on a Ruger M-77II can't be heated and bent? Got a new Hawkeye African .375 Ruger and the bolt knob whacks my finger pretty good when I fire it. If the bolt knob was just a 1/4" farther ahead I think that'd cure the problem.

    John C. Saubak
     
  2. whiz white

    whiz white Strong Supporter of Trapshooting Banned

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    Not certain, but it could be a cast item and not prone to bending.
     
  3. Old Cowboy

    Old Cowboy Active Member

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    I think it's an investment casting? Ruger uses that a lot. Would that make the steel less able to be heated and bent?

    John C. Saubak
     
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    halfmile Well-Known Member

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    Don't quote me but I would have a hard time believing a cast bolt. Normally they are made from round stock and machined, and the handle is welded on as are the lugs.

    HM
     
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