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Bending Mauser Bolt Handles
Bending Mauser Bolt Handles

Far and away, the most modified bolt action rifle is the venerable Model 98 Mauser. Not that the design had any deficiencies as a military rifle, but if you want to attach a scope, the straight bolt handle needs some alteration for easier operation and scope clearance.

Receiver Facing Mandrels
Receiver Facing Mandrels

Brownells Receiver Facing Mandrels are designed to permit the precise squaring of the front, or face, of the forward receiver ring of a rifle action. If the face of the receiver ring is not absolutely square, it can place uneven pressure on the shank of the barrel and have a very negative effect upon potential accuracy.

Bolt Body Heat Sink
Bolt Body Heat Sink

Alterations of rifle bolts should be done with great care, especially if intense heat is used for welding, soldering, or brazing. The heat treatment of the locking lugs as well as other critical areas of the bolt such as the cocking cam must not be altered.

Rifle Action Wrench System
Rifle Action Wrench System

Removing or installing a rifle barrel is a common gunsmithing task, yet it can sometimes be quite difficult. In addition to problems caused by the tight fit of the barrel threads in the receiver, the gunsmith may encounter problems directly related to his action wrench.