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Straighten a bent bolt?

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Has anyone attempted to straighten a bent bolt? I have a 43 matching rifle whose handle was bent AFTER it was stamped. The serial numbers are stretched on the top of the handle while there are "folds" of metal in the underside.

I suppose this was done post it military life.

Has anyone attempted to reheat and bend the handle back?

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+1 on the Boltman. He is fixing my Finn M38 bolt now.
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