Tikka T3 and T3x
Perfect for shaving even more weight off the Tikka T3x Superlite! This skeletonized titanium Tikka T3 and T3x bolt handle has has 5 ball nose flutes and is deeply countersunk. It takes significantly longer for us to manufacture this than anything else in our range. With a profile similar to the factory handle but with a slightly larger knob diameter of 0.8" (20mm) and slightly longer overall length of 2.933" (74.5mm). Available either straight or swept back, for both right and left handed rifles. Weighs 0.9oz (25.5g) - much less than the original factory steel handle!
We start with only the best quality grade 5 titanium alloy (Ti6Al4V) and CNC machine each handle to tight tolerances. We then deburr the handles in a ceramic media, clean, visually inspect and test fit each before packing. The resulting finish is a smooth non-glare titanium grey to dark-grey color. Some variations in shade of color occur between different production batches due to media changes.
The Tikka T3 / T3x bolt handle is dovetailed and slides into a slot in the bolt body. The
shroud needs to be removed first followed by adjusting the firing pin assembly. The exact steps are documented in this youtube video.
Our bolt handle is designed for a tight fit with absolutely no movement. We test every single handle prior to packing in a specially
made dovetail gage EDM wirecut to precise dimensions. Due to variations in the dimensions of the mating slot of the bolt body, some minor fitting may be required when fitting our handle to
individual rifles. This will require filing or stoning one or both angles of our bolt handle to suit (identify which surface rubs against the slot). In nearly all these cases the dovetail slot in
the bolt body isn't machined true. Best results are achieved when removing only a minimum amount of material and testing the fit regularly.