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New Bolt Handles - CZ & Compass

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  1. dh1633pm
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    Ordered new bolt handles for my CZ527 and my TC Compass from Glades Armory. The CZ needed more scope clearance and the Compass was just too small. They forgot to ship the CZ handle with the order, an email fixed that. Both handles work well. Better than stock. If your considering, it’s not a bad choice.

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    Thanks for the source -- now if they would just offer a butterknife handle for the 527 my mini-Mannlicher-Schoenauer would be complete!
     
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    I like that 527 handle!
    Ived used glades handles on my Americans with good results. Wish they offered slightly smaller.knobs tho.
     
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    I was able to go with medium rings on the 527 instead of the high rings.
     
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    The handle is treaded so you can replace just it. If you need a smaller one. Install on both was simple.
     
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    That's true, but even the shortest glades sells is 1.75" long, and id rather have one closer to 1.5".
    Can always just snag a smaller one off ebay tho
     
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    The length wasn’t so much an issue with me as fixing my only gripe with the 527. Bad bolt scope clearance.
     
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    ++1 on Glades. Great product and great customer service!
     
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    One other small gripe I have is that some 527 bolts will bind a little when closing on a round -- my .300 AAC was quite prone to this at first, and some YT reviewers have noted the same problem.



    At first I choked up on the handle to reduce binding, and over time the action smoothed considerably. I've just ordered one of Glades' extended round ball handles to see whether a little extra leverage can further improve matters. Thanks again for the recommendation!

    I should add that my other two 527s never exhibited this problem.
     
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    No problems with the factory set up on mine with Warne medium rings.
     
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    Newer CZ’s have a better bolt for getting around scopes. Also depends on the scope. Always better to not modify a rifle.
     
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    Check out An
    Check out Anarchy Outdoors. Higher priced than Glades, though.
     
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    In case anyone is Interested the handles will work with both left or right handed actions. I have 5 527s 4 right hand 1 left hand took the bolts apart and the handles are interchangeable.
     
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    I am a devotee of the larger, more accessible bolt handle. It just makes operating the bolt easier to me. The early military Mausers and Mannlichers had the bolt handle out the starboard side at 90 degrees; easier to find and operate when under fire.

    And, Mr. DeLaurant, I too would like a flat, dog ear type bolt handle for my CZ 527. Classier.
     
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    My new big knob Glades Armory bolt arrived today! The install was a snap, and it seems to make running the 527 action smoother -- at least without cartridges. Anyway, I think it looks seriously cool:

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    I had to photograph this outdoors because my cat Timmy wouldn't let me use the kitchen table:

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    Nice cat. Thanks Dave. You took my word and liked the end result. I am still happy with mine. Like that ball on the end.
     
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    Mr DeLaurant - great surname, by the way - I like the big bolt with the rest of your rifle. That bolt handle looks business like and fits in the stripped down, no frills feeling - and intent, I presume - appearance of the rest of the rifle.

    I mentioned a 'dog ear' bolt handle being classier; that presumes the rifle has a nice wood stock and sleek lines and finished like a work of art masquerading as a rifle. The big bolt handle would be out of place.
     
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    Thanks! The compliment is a welcome counter all the mangled pronounciations we've had to live with. Back in Denmark it was spelled Deleuran, but grampa Jake changed it in hopes of making is a little easier for Americans to say -- wishful thinking! Dad settled on "duh-lor-unt", but most folks try for a mock French accent and miss. Our family fled France in the 1600s, but because we kept the name France kept following us, even across the Atlantic. It also doesn't help that our home is on Lafayette Avenue.



    Agreed! My prettiest 527 is the full-stock, though the wood grain on my 7.62x39 is a bit nicer. I'm happy with the factory bolt on the carbine, but I think a butterknife would be perfect on the full-stock. If I had that and could lose the glued-on vented factory recoil pad, she'd be a stunner.

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    My assumption was the name was pronounced "day - low - RHAN (and just the hint of a 't'). My surname is Montgomery, which is recognized as Scottish - and the family has been there for nearly a thousand years - but originally Mont-Gomerie (mountain of Gumbry or Gumbrus), a Norman name. 'We' immigrated to Britannia rather abruptly in 1066.

    Sorry for drifting.
     
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    Our family's pivotal year was 1685 -- the Edict of Fontainebleau is far less well known today than the events at Stamford Bridge and Hastings, but at the time it also caused a lot of folks to relocate in a hurry.
     
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