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Installing the Badger Ordnance Tactical Bolt Knob

Pacific Tool & Gauge is now making a jig for turning bolt handles down and threading the knob for the Badger
Ordnance knob or any other knob that you want to use. I've added photos of how I set up the bolt in the jig to
what I originally had on this page when I first made the jig originally.

 

Bolt handle jig
Lining up the alignment tool with the side of the lathe chuck.
Bolt handle jig
The center shown in the photo is turned down to the major and minor widths of the bolt handle immediately
behind the bolt knob. In use, push the right side of the setup fork against the major width of the center held
in the Albracht chuck and pull the bolt handle over against the wider part of the bolt handle shank behind the
knob.
Bolt handle jig
You then move to the minor diameter of the bolt shank and set it up to where both sides are touching the
setup fork. Tighten the two bolts on the jig to tighten everything up and then drill the bolt knob with a center
drill.
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This shows the bolt set up in the lathe turning fixture to turn down the bolt handle knob.
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The turned down section of the original bolt knob has been threaded to fit the Badger Ordnance
tactical knob.
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The installed Badger Ordnance tactical bolt knob.
Montana Rifleman bolt with Bryant stainless knob
Montana Rifleman bolt with stainless Bryant Custom made bolt knob with Badger knob along
side for comparison.
Montana Rifleman bolt with Bryant stainless knob
Montana Rifleman bolt with Badger Ordnance bolt knob
Montana Rifleman bolt with Bryant stainless knob Montana Rifleman bolt with Bryant stainless knob
Badger Ordnance bolt knob has been opened up to 3/8"-24 thread on left. Bolt handle with
larger internal thread installed on right. This makes the bolt handle stronger at the thread than
the original 5/16"-24 thread with not much difference in looks than the photo 3 from the
top that has the original sized thread.
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