Bolt Welding

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    mauserman454
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    (6/26/02 6:47:36 am)
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    Dopes anyone know who is capable of doing this for me? Mauser bolt is already bent, but about at a 45 degree angle, need it to clear a scope. I was thinking mybe Antique Dr. or does anyone know of a reputable place.

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    Generally speaking, a bent Mauser bolt needs to be ground to clear the scope eyepiece.

    A MUCH better alternative, both functionally and aesthetically, is to replace the military handle with a commercial one.


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    (6/26/02 7:52:07 am)
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    I assume you mean, cut the military handle and knob off, and replace it with a commercial one, not replace the whole bolt body with a commercial one. But I still need someone to weld that for me, my little welder won't handle that.

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    Correct. Military handle comes off, commercial style handle gets welded on.

    $30 plus bolt handle.
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    mauserman454
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    (6/26/02 8:18:36 am)
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    Thats Great Antique Dr. , Whats the turnaround time for this? I will pay shipping both ways, and i will look in the brownells catalog today and order a bolt handle.
    Can you e-mail me with your shipping address
    My email is ck350@juno.com

    It will probably be about a week before I can ship it, I will have to wait for a brownells order to come in.

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    At this point, about 3 weeks.

    Please check our website for the shipping address - its at the top of every page.

    Thanks!


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    mauserman454
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    (6/27/02 6:38:30 am)
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    Thanks Antique Dr. I ordered a bolt handle yesterday from brownells. When It come in I will ship both to you, I will include a money order for $30 + return postage. Do you have better luck with the post office of UPS? I will drop you an e-mail when I ship it.

    Oh yeah, I have to start using spell check, I didn't mean to call anyone dopes in the beginning of this thread....

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    Either way, address is the same.
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    mauserman454
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    (7/2/02 11:30:34 am)
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    My new bolt handle came in from Brownell's yesterday. I shipped out the bolt and the new handle today to you. I included a money order for $40.00, $30 for the installation, the rest for return shipping and handling. It cost only $5.40 to ship and $2.00 for insurance, so there a little extra for packing costs. Hope that was satisfactory...

    Could you let me know when you get it?, just so I know It got there o.k.

    Thanks

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    Will do.
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    I did not finish-polish the handle, just contoured and surfaced the weld. It's on the way.

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    Still looks straight to me....where`s the bend???

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    Actually the handle itself IS straight. The bolt in the picture is cocked, that is the view from above the bolt. The handle is about 60 degrees down from horizontal and slightly swept back.
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    Ok then, now that I look. Who does the welding round there?? What type did ya use?? Tig?? LTS

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    One-man show around here. Argon weld using 3.5% Nickel Steel stick.


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    Dang, a one man show. Hands & Legs set up, huh? Just askin, seein as how I was a welder for many moons at one time. Still have a couple of tig rigs layin round. Not cheezy foot controls neither.....LTS

    Love nickle and stainless....very clean stuff.

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    (7/29/02 8:19:05 am)
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    It looks great Doc. You did an outstanding job, I can't wait to get it. My father was an expert Polisher at Utica Cutlery, he is retired now, but he can give me some help polishing it.

    Thanks Antique Dr.

    Edited by: mauserman454 at: 7/29/02 9:21:56 am
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