September 2, 2020
Posted By Jason

Tikka Rifle Accessories - T3 Bolt Handle Replacement

It's Jason McCann with Tikka Performance Center. Today, we're going to be looking at the tactical oversized bolt handle by Hinterland Shooting Supply. This goes, will fit on the Tikka T3 rifles. It's actually a very easy slip-on piece of equipment. And so, you can see here, very well machined, nice mixed stainless steel, mirrored finish, nice cared coted knob for durability, and the stainless steel matches the stainless steel on the bolt of the Tikka T3 extremely well. So let's slip this on, show you how easy it is to install it. 

All right, so we're going to show you how easy it is to put this bolt handle on, remove this old handle, these truly are modular guns – [00:01:00]socket did a great job in this design. So we're going to rotate this around, move the [inaudible 00:01:06] and then we're going to take this Allen wrench, we're going to place it in this little slot right here. What it's going to do is it's going to allow us to rotate this in and not fully. All right, so we have our Allen wrench in place, we're just going to rotate this around. You hear the first click, and we're going to release the pressure on that spring, and I'll pop this out. And you might want to take a moment to pull out your firing pin and see how stout this thing is. Be sure never to oil this, Tikka requires that there be no oil in here to function properly. So if you clean it, just make sure that you use a really good degreaser in here. So slide that back in there, take our new bolt handle, and these are very precision machine parts, it might take a little [00:02:00]  wiggling to get everything wind up correctly, we got it in there. Now, we have the leverage from our Allen wrench to get us up and over that big hump. We're going to go all the way around, remove the Allen wrench, put our nice aluminum bolt shroud on, come back and we're done. We have a nice new bolt handle, bolt [inaudible 00:02:23] much stronger than the original plastic pieces.