Tikka T3 - right-handed version
Ti6Al4V Titanium alloy handle and 3K Carbon Fiber bolt knob
Proudly designed and manufactured in the USA - see our website www.BoltKnobs.com
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A super-strong and ultra-light bolt handle and tactical knob combo for your Tikka T3. We sell the Carbon Fiber knob separately as well. The handles are CNC turned / machined from grade 5 aerospace titanium alloy, and the knobs are molded from genuine 3K carbon fiber (not some imitation stencil, paint or film applied to an aluminum or steel knob). Whether you are building the ultimate light-weight mountain rifle, or need to shave a precious few ounces off that competition benchrest rig, or like us, you simply want to use the best gear available.... then this is the ultimate over-sized bolt knob and handle combo for you.
Our handle and tactical knob combined weigh just less than an ounce (a nominal 28 grams). This is less than the factory steel handle, and much less than other aftermarket steel / aluminum options at 2 or more ounces. We inspect each handle one-by-one to ensure each are completely free from any tooling marks, swirls, or post-machining blemishes, then test fit to a specially made dovetail gage prior to packing. We have designed the dovetail for a tight, zero-tolerance fit into the mating slot of the Tikka T3s bolt body to ensure a secure and positive lock. The carbon fiber knob is a suitable non-glare matte finish for all the hunters out there, however the basket weave pattern is prominent. During the course of its lifetime, any cosmetic scratches to the knob can be polished out and the knob will look like new again - unlike anodized aluminum which scratches and stays scratched. Searching google brings up many links on how best to polish or highlight carbon fiber - either to remove scratches or for those shooters wanting a gloss finish. Due to manufacturing volumes and investment costs associated with the carbon fiber knob, we can price them very competitively!
- Manufactured from Grade 5 Titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V)
- No tooling marks, machined finish.
- CNC engraved lettering on dovetail specifying thread
- 5/16" x 24 TPI male thread to accept most bolt knobs
- Shank where stem meets knob = 0.452” diameter
- Available in both left-handed and right-handed versions
- Genuine 3K carbon fiber, either 1" round (BALL) or 1.57" long tapering to 1" round at top (TACTICAL)
- 6061-T6 threaded insert epoxied-in during manufacture
- 5/16" x 24 TPI (UNF / fine thread) to accept most bolt handles
- Threaded section 0.55" deep.
- Weighs less than half an ounce (13 grams)!
Notes on Tikka factory tolerances
This part may not be a "drop-in" fit for your individual rifle. Some minor fitting may be required (no welding or brazing etc is required). There is a wide variation between rifles with the dimensions of the slot in the bolt-body that the bolt handle slides into. The angles of this 'dovetail' are rarely symmetrical which is what causes the fitment issues with some rifles. This is the case with all aftermarket handles machined to tighter specifications than the sloppy factory original. Variations like this are common with mass-produced factory rifles and are due to tool wear and/or cutter misalignment. In the majority of cases our handle will slot firmly into the bolt body, however in some instances minor filing or stoning of one or both angles of our handle will be required to see it fit snugly. We've sold several hundred of these handles as of January 2015, and have had less than a handful of instances reported back to us of the issue. If in doubt, take it to your gunsmith, or contact us and we'll be happy to walk you through how to correct the issue.