Bolt Action Pen

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Project by blmac4 posted 10-20-2012 07:18 PM 2773 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Bolt Action Pen made with deer antler with CA finish. A nice looking and well made kit but I had to modify the position of the bolt action because the manufactor has the bolt action wrong in my opinion. This would make a nice gift for the deer hunter.

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#1 posted 10-20-2012 09:20 PM

Nice looking, but how did you modify the bolt?

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#2 posted 10-20-2012 11:28 PM

Nice pen. I like that antler. I have a bolt action pen that LJ Rustic made for me and you are right about the action. It seems that the pen should be out when the bolt is closed not in the open position, but that is how they make them. How did you turn that bolt around 180 degrees so it goes closed with the pen out?

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#3 posted 10-21-2012 01:55 AM

I have turned about 20 of these and they are very popular. To the 1st (of only 3) who noted the bolt action was on the wrong side for a standard rifle, I suggested the pen was fashioned after the rifle of a famous left-handed marksman. My guess as to why they designed it as it is, is to stop the bolt action from digging into the web between the thumb and forefinger of a right-handed writer. Your design would seem to compound the problem.

-- Ken in Sharbot Lake, Ontario

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