Titanium alloy bolt handle, carbon fiber knob included.
This is a direct, screw-in replacement for your original Sako A7 bolt handle CNC machined from Grade 5 titanium alloy. Our handle consists of two pieces: a garnet-blasted titanium sleeve that matches the external profile and finish of the original factory handle, which is then secured into the bolt body by a titanium fastener with the common 5/16"x24 TPI thread. Our handle fits all Sako A7 models in both left and right handed configurations.
The factory handle of the Sako A7 is retained in the bolt body by a hex head bolt using a metric M5 thread. Our handle uses a custom titanium grade 5 bolt with the same M5 thread but with a tapered and threaded end for the bolt knob to screw onto (5/16"x24 TPI). A profiled titanium sleeve is held captive between this bolt knob and the bolt body once assembled. The factory handle can be removed by firstly removing the factory knob then using a hex key to unscrew the fastener retaining the factory handle to the bolt. Our handle can then be installed by inserting our fastener through the sleeve with the hex socket facing away from the bolt body. Screw the M5 (smaller thread) end of this fastener into the bolt body firmly using a hex key. The bolt knob can then be screwed into the end of the handle. Ensure sleeve is aligned to mating end of spigot on bolt body as pictured above.
- If using a thread locking compound to attach the bolt handle or bolt knob, we don't recommend using anything stronger than purple Loctite (222) or equivalent
- If using a stronger thread locking compound, be very careful never to overheat the bolt if using a propane torch to remove the handle in the future.