The way the Swedish Arsenal did it!!!
I thought the drill and solder method of getting the bolt handle out if the way (Mosin-Nagant or Mauser) was my idea. But while browsing Gunbroker I ran across these photos:
This is a Swedish M-96 converted into a competition rifle in a Swede Arsenal. Thousands were converted.
The bolt handle was removed, the stub was drilled and a rod was inserted and soldered.
The end was threaded and a plastic knob screwed on.
As I said before, it takes some getting used toJ .
Notice the over-sized wood stock and the wood added to the floor plate.
Well, I guess their really is nothing new under the sun!!!