Custom Mauser Bolt Question
Posted 22 July 2009 - 09:54 AM
Question is, is this a waste of time? Is it best practice to use the original bolt that came with an action or rifle? Granted you buy just a reciever you will be shopping for a bolt.
I am not sure if all "standard length" bolts will work on all standard length actions. I imagaine there are some differences. Would this open up a pandoras box of "well this worked in my german mauser, but not in the Brazilian action" (granting they are all standard length)
Idea behind this would be to have a couple of finished stripped bolts on hand to just put in an action when I need them.
I know an incorrectly heated and or/cut handle can be bad. Softens metal, messes up headspace, so I am leary about buying a already modified bolt. Maybe I am just being paranoid.
What is a fair price on a bolt job cost anyway? 50.00 - 150.00???
Again thanks for the feedback in advance.
Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:44 PM
Sometimes you get lucky and your bolt will headspace correctly on the issue barrel, but don't count on it.
Bolt welding/forging prices vary from $50 or less to way more than the service is really worth. Some cost depends on what you are using for a new handle. Tanglewood and Z1R both do nice work as I am sure do others. Tanglewood has done several for me. Experience in doing bolt handles is valuable. Using the correct heat sinks and heat control paste should prevent softening.
Posted 22 July 2009 - 12:59 PM
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