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smith & wesson model A.B.C or Howa rifle bolt swap
golferboy426 Member Posts: 965 ✭✭
edited March 2020 in Ask the Experts
I have a Husky 9000 (i forget) needing a bolt. Pretty sure the at least early S&W's were made by Husqvarna I've read that Howa may have made them too. Can anyone confirm that a Howa 1500 bolt will work in my Husky rifle or even the Mossberg
Upon further reading, the HVA action is an improved Swedish Model 94 and 96 military action. It MAY BE POSSIBLE that a
96 bolt may fit or be reworked to fit. This is offered only as a possibility if you cannot find the correct bolt.
FWIW, it's not a good idea to just swap in a different bolt w/o having the headspace checked.
If you mean headspace, the reason is headspace is set for a specific barrel/bolt combination to 0.00X" tolerance.
Bolt lugs and receiver lug recesses wear with use but not uniformly. Swapping a different bolt with different wear or tolerances could cause an out of spec headspace and related functional problems.