GUN Mosin bolt stuck. halp?

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  1. Hibidi-Shibidi

    Hibidi-Shibidi New Member

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    So I finally got the bastard all stripped, refinished, and reassembled. I put it all back into the stock, screwed it all back together, cycled the bolt, and pulled the trigger to release the bolt/pin.

    The trigger did not engage when I cycled the bolt. Doh.

    So now the bolt wont drop and the trigger will not engage to drop the bolt, allowing me to remove the bolt.

    I will try to get pictures to explain a little bit better my situation and a quick google search didn't result in what I needed.

    Thanks WMD.
     
  2. Just toss it and buy a new one. :mamoru:
     
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    So will this stuck bolt somehow diminish the throw of lumens? I'm confused.
     
  4. JRucker2004

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    the striker doesn't need to be in the fire position to open the bolt. Can you move the bolt handle up, or is it stuck in the down position?
    If you can open the bolt, and just not move it back, check the screw at the rear of the receiver that goes through the stock. If it's backed out a little, the bolt will hit it.
    Make sure the safety isn't on, if it is the bolt won't move.
     
  5. Hibidi-Shibidi

    Hibidi-Shibidi New Member

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    I don't want this one to be a lamp, but damn it, if that's what it comes down to, I'm not above it.
     
  6. Hibidi-Shibidi

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    The bolt opens/closes freely, but the bolt is in the "fire" position, and will not drop to release the bolt from the gun.

    The trigger just flops freely as it never engaged on the bolt when the bolt went forward into battery.
     
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    i had some problems with my mauser bolt and the guys over on ar15.com in the armory section then c&r section helped me out a ton. They usually answer pretty quick too they jus wait around for people like us to screw up something so they can feel special
     
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    Got it.
    Did you take any of the trigger parts off of the receiver when you disassembled it? Forget any parts like the spring?
    Did you take the bolt apart? Get it together correctly?
     
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    IIRC, you can remove the trigger components from the gun without the bolt being removed first. Probably easiest to pull the receiver out of the stock, punch out the trigger pin, unscrew the spring, and then remove the bolt. Then see where you reassembled it wrong.
     
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    And that's all the thread needed right there in those two replies.
     
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  12. Hibidi-Shibidi

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    I took it all apart when I cleaned it, but made sure to put all of the trigger components back.

    I may have put the bolt back together incorrectly but its in now, and will not come out.
     
  13. Hibidi-Shibidi

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    The top part of the receiver is held into place by two screws. One underneath at the front of the magazine, and one on the top rear of the receiver. When the bolt was cocked by cycling it, it protrudes back too far to unscrew the screw that holds the receiver on the top rear.
     
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    turn the rifle upside down while pulling the trigger upwards and see if that gives it enough clearance to slide out?
     
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    the other option is you could try and jimmy something under the bolt in that little groove it has to wedge the top of the trigger downwards so it'll release the bolt
     
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    pull and twist the "safety"
     
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    Better get a friend, or a hydraulic press.
     
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    In other news.... I was at my friendly local FFL's shop today, and a kid brought in a M38. I have never seen a MN in the condition that it was in, nor exhibit the quality in wood (which he claimed hadn't been refinished). It was insane - the bluing was still deep, and even the machine marks were at a minimum.

    Almost felt bad for having thoughts of a fine stocked lamp in my basement.....
     
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    You sit reading in a dimly lit basement flanked by twin Mosin lamps, dead critters surrounding you casting eerie shadows around you...
     

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