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Old 11-04-2019, 06:20 PM
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Since Browning changed the design a bit, I would think they also should have a new, longer bolt. You might check with them. From what I understand, they have good customer service.
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Old 11-04-2019, 06:34 PM
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A length of steel rod can be cut and threaded on both ends. That is stronger than threaded rod. Stainless rod is stronger than mild steel. The far end gets a nut and you can peen it over. Or jam 2 nuts.

And checking with Browning, again, I second that. No need to be bashful.

Spade bits are a son of a gun to work with. You want a forstner bit in a portable drill. Less time to deepen the hole than put the bit on the tool. Magic marker on shank to show 1/4 inch depth. That is a very easy, low stress operation.

And, very happy to read that i was misinformed on the excellent 9422.

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Old 11-05-2019, 12:55 AM
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ViperR,
That is a very interesting picture. I would have thought that the bolt should be in there a little further also.

Now I am going to have to break down my 1980 just to see where that bolt stops on mine. Curiosity.
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Old 11-05-2019, 10:42 AM
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Did some measuring and also installed the bolt without the stock.
This pic shows the bolt going in deeper like it should, so the bolt is short by around 1/4"-5/16" as I thought.
Thread size is M8 X 1.25 thread pitch. A common size. Length is around 100mm (end to bottom of head). One that is 110mm would give the extra length needed and if loose, an added washer would help. No cutting down needed. And it's a partially threaded one at that!
McMaster-Carr has the bolt needed in stainless for $8.50 for five of them. Shipping I'm not sure yet.
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:04 AM
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And also to add: The bolt hex head is 13mm and my thin walled socket slides into the 3/4" hole in the stock with plenty of play. So, no need to dremel a slot for a flat head screwdriver.
Looks like a win here. Nothing to modify on threaded rod, peen a nut, cut length, deepen the wood hole, etc. Though great ideas if this bolt wasn't available. Just an added washer if needed.
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Old 11-05-2019, 11:55 AM
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Ok, I just placed an order with McMaster-Carr for ten of them. It was the same price in regular steel for twice the quantity (five) in stainless. This is a non-stress fastening (only securing wood and aluminum) and it's also a non corrosive situation. The OEM is blued steel anyway.
It's taxable in my state and shipping will be what I'll find out soon. They have a branch in GA and I'm in NC, so they said it will be here tomorrow, Yeah!!
Divided by 10, it should be inexpensive per bolt.
I only need one. I'll be selling the rest here on the cheap to help out whoever wants to try/do this with their BL.
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Old 11-06-2019, 12:53 AM
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Count me in for two. Just let me know.
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Old 11-06-2019, 02:12 PM
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You got it ! Plenty of bolts to ship. I'm good with one, since no modding is needed.
invoice was $16.85 shipped (bolts, tax, FedEx). That's $1.70 per bolt. It's the padded envelope price via USPS to calculate for selling, whether it's for one, two or three. Shipping will be the same in any quantity.
Tracking shows it's on the truck for delivery.
I'll post some pics and how it all fits. I already have washers of different thicknesses to see what fits perfect.

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Old 11-07-2019, 01:19 PM
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Ok gang,
Got the bolts and fitted one. Length was just about perfect, but I added a washer just to make sure it didn't go in too far and interfere with the hammer (which rotates close to the back of the frame). Stock is nice and snug and not loose.
This might solve the worry of a too short OEM bolt which only holds in the nub and not the entire area.
The last picture is short the OEM bolt and you can just barely see the end of it.
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Old 11-07-2019, 04:53 PM
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Ok everyone interested,
I did a little mod on the bolt for my BL and I saw that the tips of the new bolts have the usual cone ends that should come off. No use for it and even the Browning OEM one has a flat to it. No need for that end to reach into the frames action past the threads, so I filed the tips to match the OEM profile. Cleaned the threads with a die and now there is a nice flat end that is level to the frame. Blued the exposed tip and all is well.
I'm doing this on every bolt. I'll get a price soon. Going to the USPS tomorrow.
BTW, I only have seven left.
And, the pic of my bolt already installed was filed flat before bluing. Forgot to get a pic of the coned end that stuck out a little.
And one more thing, the washer I added was about 1mm thick AND it was added to to existing OEM flat and lock washers. NOT just by itself in place of the OEM ones.
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Old 11-11-2019, 03:25 PM
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Ok,
Bolts are $6 each shipped via USPS to lower 48. Add $1 if you want another.
Paypal or MO is fine.
All are die sized and cone tip flattened.
You just need a washer to add to the existing ones. 1mm to 1.5mm depending how the hole in your stock was cut in depth.
I only have five left.
Thanks for contributing and looking at this thread. Looks like I hijacked it from the OP. I wonder how he did with Browning. Haven't heard from him here.
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Old 11-11-2019, 04:12 PM
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Yes, wonder how things went.
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Old 11-12-2019, 04:54 PM
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I just PM'ed buckeroo the OP. To see what came about.
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Old 11-14-2019, 08:47 PM
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Hey guys. So sorry for the radio silence. Been super busy with work and family and, oh, let's not forget, DEER SEASON here I Georgia!!

All of the posts have got me interested in getting back on this. I love this little gun and hate to see it not getting used. I will pull it apart this weekend and post an update. I will also try and make a video of the mishap too.

Thanks guys!! Stay tuned.

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