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Custom bolt?

Custom bolt?
« on: January 29, 2014, 09:38:37 PM »
I have a weatherby vanguard and it was the first rifle I ever bought at the age of 12. I have shot many animals with it but now it is time to upgrade the gun for a upcoming mountian goat hunt. I would like a custom bolt for it but as I have heard unless you are the ultamate machinist and build your own it is almost impossible to get one is this true?

Re: Custom bolt?
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2014, 03:35:16 PM »
What do you want done to the bolt?
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Re: Custom bolt?
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2014, 06:29:06 PM »
Why would you want a new bolt ?  If you lost one that's one thing, but to get a bolt just to get a bolt I don't get it. 

Re: Custom bolt?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2015, 02:19:22 AM »
Coyotekid, did you ever find someone to work on your bolt? I'm finding the same problem. I want to have a longer tactical style knob put on my MkV but can find no one that will do the work. Everything I have found advertised is for the Rem700

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Re: Custom bolt?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2015, 05:45:59 PM »
coyotekid & artic_man, have you guys called Weatherby to see if they can do it?

Re: Custom bolt?
« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2015, 11:59:06 PM »
Para45
Yea I sent the custom shop an email and they said they don't offer it as a stand alone item at this time and its exclusive to the TRR. Just finding it hard to find a smith that works on the MkV. It's all mostly Rem700 and its clones that I have found.

Re: Custom bolt?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2015, 10:16:44 AM »
Straight Shooter Supply in North Bend Oregon are Weatherby MKV specialists.  It's a household name on Kodiak Island.  They will put any knob you want on a Mark 5 bolt or Vanguard.
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Re: Custom bolt?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2015, 09:09:13 PM »
Hired Gun,
Thanks for posting Straight Shooter Supply's name. I contacted them and they are more than willing to do the work. Thanks

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Re: Custom bolt?
« Reply #8 on: September 12, 2015, 06:22:32 PM »
There you have it, love it when a plan comes together.  ;D