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Old 07-02-2017, 11:57 AM
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I took apart my 597 to clean it...
But once reassembled, the charging handle seems loose, and relatively easy to take out
Did I do something wrong in the reassembly ?
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Old 07-02-2017, 11:59 AM
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I believe that is normal. Mine does the same thing. It's meant to be pulled out.
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Old 07-11-2017, 07:41 PM
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I would say that's one odd thing about the 597 that takes her off the "bug out" or "survival" rifle list.

When shooting at the range, no problem. But in the field, I wouldn't want a charging handle that can literally be yanked out and/or dropped.

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Old 07-11-2017, 08:34 PM
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I tightened mine by pushing down a wee bit on the round pin head that holds the flat tension spring on it.
I live in my brick built bug out HQ.
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Old 07-11-2017, 09:53 PM
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I tightened mine by pushing down a wee bit on the round pin head that holds the flat tension spring on it.
I live in my brick built bug out HQ.
Happen to have a pic of what you did? Mine's quite loose, too.
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:51 PM
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No pic but the tension spring set pin if memory serves is a flat black round thing that pins down a small long flat spring that provided the tension on the handle. Push the pin head in a little and the tension should be greater thus no rattle. I thought mine a bit tight after but there was no reversing it, as I couldn't back he pin out a skowsh without thinking too hard on it.
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Old 07-12-2017, 11:23 AM
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No pic but the tension spring set pin if memory serves is a flat black round thing that pins down a small long flat spring that provided the tension on the handle. Push the pin head in a little and the tension should be greater thus no rattle. I thought mine a bit tight after but there was no reversing it, as I couldn't back he pin out a skowsh without thinking too hard on it.
LOL Perfectly clear to my old brain now!
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Old 09-17-2017, 10:08 AM
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I think the problem is with Remington's design of the handle. It doesn't take advantage of the full length of the groove in the bolt and the handles seem to all be made undersized. I machined a handle that provides .005" clearance in the groove on all sides and fills the full length of the groove.

https://johnconroy.smugmug.com/Remin...97/i-sPP5VT3/A

https://johnconroy.smugmug.com/Remin...97/i-GhGCGMq/A

This provides a nice snug fit and the leaf spring retainer holds it in nicely. It will not fall out on it's own. This youtube vid show the difference in fit between the new handle and the original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlc3At2Zh0c

Another alternative is to remove the leaf spring rivet and drill and tap the rivet hole for a 4-40 machine screw and fasten the handle to the bolt with a screw. If the diameter of the round part of the handle is machine to .410" or smaller the bolt can be installed into the receiver with the handle attached.

https://johnconroy.smugmug.com/Remin...97/i-nPGNRZK/A

https://johnconroy.smugmug.com/Remin...97/i-v8qdmwb/A

https://johnconroy.smugmug.com/Remin...97/i-ksFX6rm/A

https://johnconroy.smugmug.com/Remin...97/i-PJtpfBG/A

https://johnconroy.smugmug.com/Remin...97/i-XDGv7Hj/A

John
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Hi can you post up some dimenions so I can attempt to make this as it looks exactly what I want.
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Is the handle hollow John?
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Take a small screwdriver and pry up on the end of tha little spring the rivet holds captive,this gives more tension against the bolt handlle
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