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  1. #1

    Lost bolt

    What's the score when you've lost a gun bolt?

    Tikka T3.....what will replacement cost?
    How long will it take?
    Any other information appreciated

    Regards

  2. #2
    Firstly the bolt is a pressure bearing part, therefore controlled. You will need to go to an RFD to get a replacement.

    The bolt will then need to be fitted and checked by a gunsmith, to ensure the headspace is within limits.

    Then it will have to be sent away for proofing.

    Not cheap, and not quick I'm afraid.

    Probably a bit quicker if you get the gunsmith who will do the fitting to source the bolt too, but still looking at a good few weeks!

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by matt_hooks View Post
    Firstly the bolt is a pressure bearing part, therefore controlled. You will need to go to an RFD to get a replacement.

    The bolt will then need to be fitted and checked by a gunsmith, to ensure the headspace is within limits.

    Then it will have to be sent away for proofing.

    Not cheap, and not quick I'm afraid.

    Probably a bit quicker if you get the gunsmith who will do the fitting to source the bolt too, but still looking at a good few weeks!
    Thanks

    It's not sounding too good. I'll tell my mate to dust down his cheque book and to take up knitting for a wee while!

    Regards

  4. #4
    A very good reason to:-

    1) have a spare back up rifle

    2) Not remove bolt except for cleaning

  5. #5
    Always wondered this, I know that someone did tell me it was cheaper to scrap the rifle and buy a new one on a cheaper brand!

  6. #6
    How lost is lost?

    Are we talking somewhere between highseat and car? (couple of blokes with metal detectors and free beer).... or left on roof of car/anywhere on A9?

  7. #7
    Quote Originally Posted by PointBlank View Post
    Always wondered this, I know that someone did tell me it was cheaper to scrap the rifle and buy a new one on a cheaper brand!
    That would explain this then, guntrader.co.uk - Tikka .243 595 Deluxe Bolt Action Second Hand Rifle

    Neil.

  8. #8
    I lost one for a M595 about 10 years ago, I informed the FLO,he wasn’t very bothered about the lost. It took about 6 weeks to get one fromTikka though my RFD, the bolt cost £175 I think, I had the head spaced checkedbut that was a waste of time, manufacturing tolerances are pretty good nowdays. Then proofed. Think total cost was around £225. A new Tikka then was£500ish.

    So it would be wise to factor in half the cost of a new T3if he really can’t find the bolt.

    ATB

    Tahr
    I


  9. #9
    Thanks for the replies. If he has not found bolt yet (at home/vehicles) we will go to area of last outing and have a good look round. If that fails he may well go down the new gun route

    Thanks

  10. #10
    cheaper to buy a secondhand rifle imo. when gmk quote you for a new bolt !

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