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Thread: Where can I get a sako bolt handle polished and blued..

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    Where can I get a sako bolt handle polished and blued..

    I have recently bought a sako finfire, it's in good condition. However the bolt handle, which unscrews is very scratched as if the previous owner has cycled the bolt with barbed wire gloves. Can anyone recommend a company or indervidual who could remove the scratches and re blue.. I have looked every where for an after market bolt handle but not found anything as nice as the original.

    Any ideas welcome for a company to return the bolt to original or replacement part supplier.

    Cheers

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    PKL on here does this sort of thing full-time.

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    Brownells UK, it won't be in stock or cheap but they can get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oli223 View Post
    I have recently bought a sako finfire, it's in good condition. However the bolt handle, which unscrews is very scratched as if the previous owner has cycled the bolt with barbed wire gloves. Can anyone recommend a company or indervidual who could remove the scratches and re blue.. I have looked every where for an after market bolt handle but not found anything as nice as the original.

    Any ideas welcome for a company to return the bolt to original or replacement part supplier.

    Cheers
    Might be worth posting the same question on the ukvarminting forum... there's bound to be a rifle/gunsmith near you who re-blues.... or knows someone who does.

    Welcome to the Finnfire club..... lovely rifles

    Cheers

    Fizz

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    small enough to DIY in a scrap saucepan, just need lye, sodium nitrate and distilled water, bring it up to 130C and jobs a good un!
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    IMO this is a DIY job

    no-one will be able to perfectly match the original finish or colour and any new job will always look "newer" than the rest

    fine sand paper 600 grit or finer
    a polishing wheel if you can't be arsed with hand work

    degrease with butane lighter refill
    boil in either:

    neat Sodium Hydroxide - boil outside on a camping stove, steel or pyrex dish, be careful and watch it come to a rolling boil - gives a black finish.

    1:10 potassium nitrate or nitrite and sodium hydroxide - gives a slightly bluer hue

    pure potassium nitrate/nitrite - gives a traditional "Nitre" blue


    quench in either water and immediately hose down with WD40
    or
    quench in oil until cool

    be aware this stuff boils at upwards of 500 deg and does like to eat stuff so keep in you pan, when done it will solidify and allow storage or disposal

    probabaly cost you 5-10 in materials and a bit of your time
    very rewarding

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    Hi oli223
    we can do this , ring me

    all the best
    mike


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