Making Custom Bolt Handles

Custom bolt handles are expensive, however, they can be readily made in your shop. Here’s the materials and how-to for making a bolt handle from scratch for your custom rifle project.

by Tony E. Wilson

Have you checked the cost of custom bolt handles lately? The cost is out of sight. So, how about making your own? Now, the choice of weld on bolt handles is scant. There aren’t many around. I realize this may sound like a lot of trouble, especially since military conversions are being done less often these days due to Mauser rifles becoming collector items. Still, there are many around that could use a little personal touch. Add in that a little skill and additional know-how certainly will not hurt anyone.

Read more in the February 2018 issue.

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