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Boots Handles - Savage Bolt Handles

Project Info: 


We offer new handle stem and knob for the DIY'er.

We offer installation of the new stem/knob onto your factory handle, all you have to do is send your handle with payment and it will return ready to stick on your rifle.

We also offer complete already installed handles when they are available to me, so feel free to ask and see what I have ready.


Read below for details and pricing.


 For the Savage 10,11,12,14,16, and Precision Target Action models in short action, and the 110,111,112,114,116 models in the long action. Also for the Stevens 200 long and short actions, and the AXIS series rifles.

With these knobs installed onto an AXIS factory handle you will have the only proper aftermarket handle for the AXIS. Many other makers sell their handles on the online auction sites and say they are "for the 10/110 series but will work on the AXIS" and they are lying to you as the 110 type handles DO NOT offer primary extraction on the AXIS type rifles. By putting a knob like this onto your factory handle you get all the aftermarket benifits and still have the proper primary extraction you need for your rifle to function properly and reliably.


My pricing is as follows:

Standard Handle  $25.00

Standard Handle Installed on your factory handle that you send to us $45.00

Standard Handle Pre-installed onto a Factory Savage 110 type or AXIS type handle $65.00 ( When Available)

All prices include shipping via USPS with tracking and Insurance to the lower 48.

 Custom options like those pictured below are possible and may have addition cost.\

All handles are made from 304 Stainless Steel for the ultimate in corrosion resistance and are sold in the white with no addition finish and are ready for paint, duracoat, or use as is.



Please go to my other webpage at for the best way to contact me, and also look around there and check out Apache Gunworks barrels, accurate and affordable barrels made to spec. Apache does great work and builds all my barrels.








 The firearm examples pictured above were installed by the consumer. We thank those consumers for submitting pictures to be used as examples of what they have chosen to do with these custom made handles.

Here is a link to a thread by one of our customers showing how he installed his handle.

DIY Handle Instructions    (basic instructions for installation on Savage Handles for models listed above.)

Upon receiving your new handle there are a few things you will want to gather and decide to make your installation easier. First be sure that you have access to the all of the tools and materials listed below. Second, it may be necessary to to final finish your handle prior to installation. If you are going to blue your handle (either with cold blue available at many retail stores or with professional bluing done by your gunsmith) it may be wise to do this prior to installation as it is uncertain what affect the blue chemicals will have on the loc-tite.
Tool & Supply List
1. center drill bit No. 4 1/2 or smaller
2. .250 drill (use #3 size drill if your handle is ordered with threads)
3. Drill press with vice (you may use a bench vice and a hand drill, but not recommended)
4. Abrasive Cutting Tool (die grinder, air cut-off tool, etc.)
5. De-burr tool or small files
6. Red Loc-Tite
7. Cleaning Solvent (brake cleaner, contact cleaner, etc.)
8. Factory Handle to use as donor
9. 1/4-28tap and tap wrench (to use to tap out donor handle if you ordered yours threaded)

Installation Instructions: Read Prior to Installation

1. Secure Factory Donor Handle in bench vice.
2. Using your chosen Abrasive Cutting Tool, cut the handle off of the head 90 degrees to the handle shaft approximatly 3/8 inch from the bolt body bore in the donor handle.
3. Using a Metal File, give all the newly cut edges a light bevel to remove any sharp corners. You may also file the square corners off as well. DO NOT remove any more material than is necessary to dull the edges.
4. Now secure the head (the end that attaches to the bolt body) in the vice of your drill press at 90 degrees to the drill bit. Using your Center Drill positioned in the center of the cut off area of the head, drill a small starting hole mark no more than 1/16 inch deep.
5. Now using your .250 inch drill bit (#7 drill if your handle is threaded),  drill down no less than 5/16 inch (or you can drill all the way through if you prefer). Remove all burrs from around the hole, at both ends if you choose to drill all the way through.
5B. If your handle is threaded, you must now tap the hole. Be sure to lube your tap and start the tap straight to achieve proper threads. Be careful to not break off the tap as it may result in having to start all over with another donor handle. (If your new Handle Knob is NOT threaded then skip to step #6). Once you have tapped the threads, continue by skipping step 6 and going onto step 7.
6. Now check to see if the new handle fits in the hole. There should be some resistance as the handle is .0005" +/-  larger than .250" to account for slightly oversized holes. if your hole drills slightly smaller than .250" by .001-.002" then you may take a file and lightly polish on the new handle shank to get it to fit, remember to check it often as to not take off too much. Loc-tite allows up to a .002" clearance.
7. Once handle has been fit and depth of hole and diameters have been verified as correct, you will then want to clean both parts with solvent to remove and oils, cutting fluids, filings, etc.
8. After following your cleaners manufacturer's instructions, and the cleaner has dried or dissapated, it is now time to install your handle into the head with the Red Loc-Tite. Apply only to the bore and or .250" shank area of the handle and head piece, following the manufacturer's instructions on the Loc-Tite. Wipe away any Loc-Tite that is pushed from the joint with a clean paper towel.
9. Allow to dry per manufacturer's instructions.
10. Now your handle is ready to be finished, or used as is. 
-Be sure that your handle fits your stock's bolt handle opening. As stock dimensions vary from maker to maker some minor stock fitting may be required.