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Old 07-06-2013, 2:11 PM
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Default Rem 700 bolt Knob... DIY

decided I would try to install a tactical bolt knob my self.

Here's where I'm at now.



I'll update this post as I progress or mess up!
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Old 07-06-2013, 2:18 PM
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Have you looked at the KRG snap-on bolt knob?
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Old 07-06-2013, 2:28 PM
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A little late for that. Lol

But yes I've seen it.
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I wish I would have done my own. Instead I took it to a gunsmith who charged more than his quote. Then I took the knob off and his work looked like s**t. Then when I questioned his work he acted like he did me a favor and dropped my bolt on the counter which put a sscratch on the bolt finish. At that moment I almost told him to take that bolt and shove it up his a**. But I didn't have enough money to buy a new bolt. So now I inform people to not take it to him. This jerk works @ The Gun Shop on sierra highway in lancaster. Rant over.

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Anyone know what I can use to touch up the bolt?
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I wish I would have done my own. Instead I took it to a gunsmith who charged more than his quote. Then I took the knob off and his work looked like s**t. Then when I questioned his work he acted like he did me a favor and dropped my bolt on the counter which put a sscratch on the bolt finish. At that moment I almost told him to take that bolt and shove it up his a**. But I didn't have enough money to buy a new bolt. So now I inform people to not take it to him. This jerk works @ The Gun Shop on sierra highway in lancaster. Rant over.

Sorry for the thread crapping.
Yup.... If you pay someone make sure they have a jig and can do it on a lathe or mill.
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Nice! I like it.

Simple but clean DIY.
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He said he did and then did it by hand.....moron.
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Now grab some epoxy & spread it around the seam between the knob & handle like you would run a bead of caulking to blend it all together. If need be, you can sand it later to get it even smoother. Then carefully tape off the bolt body from the handle & spray it with Duracoat or your favorite finish.
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^^^
Thanks. I'm not sure what to finish it with.

Not sure how much dura coat is. I'm kind of hoping I can get away with a can of spray paint.
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Gun kote if anything...

If you have the cash get your rifle redone with Cerakote. About $120 to $230 depending on shop.
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Thanks. I'm not sure what to finish it with.

Not sure how much dura coat is. I'm kind of hoping I can get away with a can of spray paint.
Hit it with a rattle can. If it doesn't work out, you can easily strip it & try something else. I did my entire barreled action in my bolt gun with a Krylon can. So far it's holding up OK & touchups are easy. The next finish I try will be one of Brownells baked finishes.
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My only issue with this method is that there is a void in many bolt handle castings.



When you get rid of most of the knob, the void can be a significant cross-section of the remaining casting where you cut the threads.
You will know if this was true if the bolt handle breaks off at the threads.

What I do is completely cut off the knob, drill a hole in the handle, turn a setscrew into a post on one end, press the post into the handle and then tig weld around the junction.





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What do you charge for your work Randall ??
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^^^

This is true. I have also heard that they can be drilled and pinned. Where the pin fills the void.

I'm sure ar15barrels is the best way to go.
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What do you charge for your work Randall ??
$40 for a bolt knob installation.
More of my bolt action services are on www.700barrels.com
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Anybody know who has a badger knob in stock right now ?
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Anybody know who has a badger knob in stock right now ?
In Southern California, I recommend Nathan at Short Action Precision.
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No void, No weld, No breakee at bolt handle root when you add 25 to 40% more leverage at that joint.
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No void, No weld, No breakee at bolt handle root when you add 25 to 40% more leverage at that joint.
That works good too.

What's the deal with this though?
http://m721.photobucket.com/albumvie....jpg.html?o=78
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That works good too.

What's the deal with this though?
http://m721.photobucket.com/albumvie....jpg.html?o=78


Well....
We weren't ready to roll that out yet, but now that the cat is out of the bag, it is a new super-brake/compensator designed for the "I need some custom gunwork but I don't want to spend much" crowd.

Actually, it is the "before" picture of a Noveske 14.5 barrel that a customer (now) took to a local machine shop to cut out the pin. They got the pin, and a lot more.
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Actually, it is the "before" picture of a Noveske 14.5 barrel that a customer (now) took to a local machine shop to cut out the pin. They got the pin, and a lot more.
I love customers that are too cheap for their own good...
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