Kimber 8400 - carbon fiber bolt handle
1-Piece Carbon Fiber bolt handle.
The factory handle of Kimber 8400 is threaded directly into the bolt body using a metric M7 x 1 thread. This can be removed by wrapping the original handle in a strip of thick leather such as from an old belt (or good quality vise soft jaws) and securing firmly in a bench vise with the bolt body positioned parallel and just above the vise jaws. If your Kimber has a separate bolt knob fitted as standard (tactical models) - unscrew this from the handle first before mounting into the vise. The bolt body can now be rotated anti-clockwise to unscrew from the handle. Clean threads if necessary then screw our replacement 1-piece carbon fiber unit into the bolt body firmly by hand.
- The strip of thick leather (or padded vise jaws) serve to grip the bolt handle firmly and avoid marring the finish
- Never use excessive force to unscrew the factory handle as this may result in it breaking / snapping potentially causing a difficult task of removing the remaining stem still threaded into the bolt body
- We recommend using a low to medium strength thread-locking epoxy prior to installing the new handle (purple or blue loctite)
- When installing our carbon fiber handle, do not overtighten the handle, as the aluminum threads will strip and fail against the internal steel threads of the bolt body, rendering the handle unusable. Tighten by hand just enough for the shoulder to index and engage the bolt body firmly
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