While it is a conversion of a 10/22, I think it shows what a toggle bolt looks like.
Damn it. Now there's another project I don't need... :)
April 1, 2013, 04:16 AM
BTW, that Russian biathlon KO rifle was a great gun that people just didn't know they should be buying and I'm not sure they are imported anymore. They cost $250-300. They were much more accurate than most shooters and probably a match for anything short of an anschutz that cost 4-5x the money. If I saw one tomorrow and a decent price I wouldn't hesitate to buy it.
April 1, 2013, 07:29 AM
Toggle bolt. Fortner bolt.
Hand grips gun. Finger on the trigger. Thumb on the rear of the bolt. Touch the trigger. Bang. Rotate the hand at the wrist. Trigger finger comes up and catches the toggle and opens the bolt. Rotate hand down and the thumb pushes the bolt closed. Bang.
Can be done very rapidly. It is all in the wrist.
April 1, 2013, 09:14 AM
browning t bolt is a straight pull, i thought?
You know, you may be right! The Browning bolt doesn't rely on a toggle to go over center to lock the action. It pushes locking lugs into position.
Being called a T-Bolt does confuse things a bit. :)
April 1, 2013, 10:59 AM
When I heard "toggle bolt" I immediately thought of a Luger action. I believe that's also a toggle bolt.
April 1, 2013, 08:23 PM
Here's a video of a toggle-bolt 22 being fired: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XFbekxI6fNQ
The toggle bolt in competition used by a top shooter. Standing. No scope. Rapid fire.
Check this video on YouTube:
Or this one
April 11, 2013, 07:17 AM
The Luger is indeed a toggle bolt. The bolt holds the action closed until it is broken by the bump in the frame as the slide assembly moves back. Were the Luger built on a solid frame and not a slide, it would be a bolt-action repeater that was operated by grasping the knobs and pulling up. As far as I can tell, toggle bolt actions simply take the concept, turn it on its side, and add a handle. I could be wrong but the physics seem to be the same.
April 11, 2013, 10:15 AM
Toggle bolts are also used by Maxim type machine guns, driven by recoil.
April 11, 2013, 10:34 AM
... also gspn do you think your post was worth it?
Relax. gspn was tagging the thread because he wanted to know the answer also. That's usually what a post like that means.
April 11, 2013, 10:58 AM
Ash, you are correct. Most people that own a Luger would agree... and there IS in fact a bolt - that thing that slides back and forth... and there IS in fact a pair of "toggle handles" (kind of "knobs") you grab between your fingers to pull the bolt back. (unlike what the post somewhere above yours says... ) :)
All in fun.
April 11, 2013, 11:12 AM
gspn do you think your post was worth it
Kinda touchy today?
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