Yesterday I pick up 2x LH bolts from Sgt_P. Luckily Sgt_P live close enough to meet up. Saved me on shipping. Jon.. Thanks again.
So last night I decide to sit down and install the LH bolt. It only took me 1.5 hrs and I am in no way a gun smith. I am pretty sure, others on the board could do it in half the time. I was happy I got the rifle back together and working. With not extra parts left over. I hate when that happens. Also, the LH bolts come with a barrel wrench. It was life saver, I don't know how others are able to turn the barrel bolt without it. Even with the wrench it took some torque.
The conversion wasn't too bad, but I pretty much has to disasembly the entire Tavor to do. Only thing I didn't touch was the trigger and trigger pack.
I was actually planning on just changing out the bolt and trying to run the Tavor with the charging handle on the left side. To see if it would work for me. Not sure if it was mistake on my part, but the charging handle keep jamming up the bolt carrier to the point where it required force to get it out. After switching over the charging handle the issue went away. Looks like to me the LH conversion requires the charging handle switched too. Has any one been able to just change the bolt out??
Here are the tools I used for the job.
1) Good set of Allen wrenhes
2) Good set of Roll pin punches (I have had cheap ones bend or break on me)
- Recommend the ones from Grace USA
3) Hammer (used a brass one)
4) Barrel wrench
5) Good lube for the bolt and carrier
The manual was very detail and great resource. Also, this site was huge help and made the job easier then flipping between pages.
I am not going to go thru step by step the conversion process since the manual and site above do such a good job. I am just going show some pics and discuss some issues/concerns I discovers.
Here is the a pic of new LH bolt all packed up. Always nice to have extra
Here is pic of the LH and RH bolt
Here are pics of completed LH Tavor:
Here is pic of deflector plate switched over. Quick note, the plate is actually in 2 parts. It needs to be lifted and slid off. Don't try to force it off.
Here is pic of the bolt carrier. One issue I see is, now the bolt carrer pin is exposed, just paranoid it might pop out. Probably won't happen.