Originally Posted by ranger steve
How do the Undershot Better Bolts retain the cocking rod if they lack the little thumb screw? I've been wondering this after seeing some of the pictures on here.
I had one on my old sterling and it held in just fine.
At one point I had those better bolts in everything I owned back in the early 90s. They did work as advertised.... when you had undersized paint, and a fairly short barrel.
But times were different back then. Paint was all much larger, and CooperT expected you to have your barrel overbored in order to use it! Today is a different story. Paint has got much smaller, and finding overbored barrels is trivial. I'm surprised I don't see knockoffs everywhere? apart from the occational "undertow" and "sweep bolt".