Bolt For .22 Rifle

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Bolt For .22 Rifle

Post by SANJIT » Sun Oct 29, 2023 9:31 pm

Hello Members !!

We have a licensed BSA Super Sport 5 model .22 Rifle.
Unfortunately the Bolt of the rifle got misplaced somewhere may be while in transit.
Can anyone help us in Procuring one .

Thanks

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Re: Bolt For .22 Rifle

Post by andy_65_in » Tue Oct 31, 2023 6:23 pm

[email protected] them if they can help.but they are in England from where shipping may be a problem?check rules for personal carry of such parts ..if someone known to you can carry it from there.

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Re: Bolt For .22 Rifle

Post by hornet22 » Wed Nov 01, 2023 11:53 am

Can a new bolt be made if a sample bolt of a similar rifle is provided to a gunsmith?

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Re: Bolt For .22 Rifle

Post by andy_65_in » Wed Nov 01, 2023 1:57 pm

Southerton Guns england has it...see this

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Re: Bolt For .22 Rifle

Post by andy_65_in » Wed Nov 01, 2023 2:00 pm

andy_65_in wrote:
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SouthertonGuns a britsh website has it
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Re: Bolt For .22 Rifle

Post by Vineet » Thu Nov 02, 2023 1:42 pm

hornet22 wrote:
Wed Nov 01, 2023 11:53 am
Can a new bolt be made if a sample bolt of a similar rifle is provided to a gunsmith?
No. It’s not that simple….
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Re: Bolt For .22 Rifle

Post by gurbir22 » Tue Nov 14, 2023 9:17 am

Hi,

Sanjit a new bolt can be made by a gunsmith for your rifle but it will be a costly affair, try finding the old bolt of your rifle otherwise contact a competent gunsmith who can machine the entire bolt assembly for your rifle.

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Re: Bolt For .22 Rifle

Post by timmy » Fri Nov 17, 2023 12:19 pm

If you asl a gunsmith or machinist to make a bolt for you:

1. Ask him how he knows what the design of the original bolt was. If he doesn't describe how the original bolt was designed, go elsewhere.

2. Ask him how he sets the headspace. If he doesn't know what "headspace" is or what it means, go elsewhere.

3. Ask him what kind of steel was used in the original bolt, and what kind of steel he intends to use. If he can't answer these questions properly, then go elsewhere.

4. You might observe that you would need to know the answers to these questions yourself, in order to check on the gunsmith or machinist you visit. This is a valid observation. No lawyer asks a witness in court an answer he doesn't already know himself. If you don't know the answers to these questions, then find out. If you can't do so, then you are best finding a factory made bolt. You may only be dealing with a .22, but it is not a toy.
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Re: Bolt For .22 Rifle

Post by Vikram » Sat Nov 18, 2023 1:29 am

timmy wrote:
Fri Nov 17, 2023 12:19 pm
If you asl a gunsmith or machinist to make a bolt for you:

1. Ask him how he knows what the design of the original bolt was. If he doesn't describe how the original bolt was designed, go elsewhere.

2. Ask him how he sets the headspace. If he doesn't know what "headspace" is or what it means, go elsewhere.

3. Ask him what kind of steel was used in the original bolt, and what kind of steel he intends to use. If he can't answer these questions properly, then go elsewhere.

4. You might observe that you would need to know the answers to these questions yourself, in order to check on the gunsmith or machinist you visit. This is a valid observation. No lawyer asks a witness in court an answer he doesn't already know himself. If you don't know the answers to these questions, then find out. If you can't do so, then you are best finding a factory made bolt. You may only be dealing with a .22, but it is not a toy.
Excellent suggestions, as ever, Tim.
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Re: Bolt For .22 Rifle

Post by Vikram » Sat Nov 18, 2023 1:30 am

gurbir22 wrote:
Tue Nov 14, 2023 9:17 am
Hi,

Sanjit a new bolt can be made by a gunsmith for your rifle but it will be a costly affair, try finding the old bolt of your rifle otherwise contact a competent gunsmith who can machine the entire bolt assembly for your rifle.

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I would really like to know about the gunsmith who can make a rifle bolt in India.
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Re: Bolt For .22 Rifle

Post by winnie_the_pooh » Sat Nov 18, 2023 7:59 am

To make this bolt first you would need to have one to copy from. Then you would need to have a CAD drawing prepared. Then design and make jigs to hold the steel so that it can be machined along with CAM file to machine it. Then you would need to get tools made that would make specific cuts. Besides the bolt body you would need to machine at the very least a firing pin and an extractor...probably another pin or two and who knows what else. Then there is the heat treatment. To sum it up, it can be done just not at a price that would make some sense. This is in addition to what Timmy said.

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Re: Bolt For .22 Rifle

Post by winnie_the_pooh » Sat Nov 18, 2023 9:42 am

It would be cheaper to import the bolt from UK provided you have the perseverance .

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Re: Bolt For .22 Rifle

Post by hornet22 » Sat Nov 18, 2023 1:27 pm

Ask Guns And Tackle located somewhere near Hyderabad they may be able to solve the problem

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Re: Bolt For .22 Rifle

Post by gurbir22 » Tue Nov 21, 2023 11:40 am

Hi, Vikram

Mr. Inderjeet Singh Sidhu (Bobby Sidhu)
Peerless Firearms Company
20,Khalsa College Colony
Saket Hospital Road
Patiala, Punjab, India
Pin 147001

Mr Bobby Sidhu is a very competent gunsmith he has the license to repair, modify and conversion of bore and the good news is that he has ventured into manufacturing of arms and ammunition, he has the answers to all the questions asked above in the forum, I have seen bolts made for IOF 3006 rest you can talk to him I can pm contact if any one needs.

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Re: Bolt For .22 Rifle

Post by Vikram » Tue Nov 21, 2023 3:54 pm

gurbir22 wrote:
Tue Nov 21, 2023 11:40 am
Hi, Vikram

Mr. Inderjeet Singh Sidhu (Bobby Sidhu)
Peerless Firearms Company
20,Khalsa College Colony
Saket Hospital Road
Patiala, Punjab, India
Pin 147001

Mr Bobby Sidhu is a very competent gunsmith he has the license to repair, modify and conversion of bore and the good news is that he has ventured into manufacturing of arms and ammunition, he has the answers to all the questions asked above in the forum, I have seen bolts made for IOF 3006 rest you can talk to him I can pm contact if any one needs.

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Thank you, Gurbir.If anyone who is knowledgeable and equipped to take up this job in India, that would be Bobby.
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