When we left off I had just won an auction for a used replacement bolt.
Time to get the bolt cleaned up, reblued and installed in the rifle
An initial inspection revealed that it was missing the take-down pin, I had the one from my other bolt, but it was a bit too tight to get started
so I broke out my supply of pin stock
I found one that fit snug, but was a bit too long, so I filed it flush
After polishing the bolt's bare metal surfaces and oiling it, the project is complete. I topped it off with the "Super Sling" that came on my Arisaka project from a few years ago.
Before and After pictures
Costs for the project:
- Rifle cost: $10 + tax = $10.96
- Magazine: $15 (used)
- Front take-down screw/sling stud: $4.22
- Rear sling stud: $1.43
- Replacement Ejector Spring: $2.70
- Replacement Stock: $1
- Recoil Pad: $1
- Sling: $0 (came on another gun)
- Replacement Bolt: $60.45
Sale of old bolt and parts: -$74.99
Total investment: $21.77
Phase II (Camo thumbhole) pictures
One final picture, this project along with Project Deer Stalker
On to the next project!