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Runner, tanker, ANYBODY! Mauser action help!

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i was cleaning my Scout rifle, the bolt fired and I can’t get it in and I can’t get it to go to the unfired position. Bolts really aren’t my area of familiarity, what do I do? 

 

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Looks kinda like my arisaka bolt. I bet i could get it with some time but no way could i put it into words for ya. Ill text runner and tell him we have a bolt action 911 on our hands!

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As far as I know you need to turn the back part of your bolt so it goes up the ramp into the notch that you see on the left. 

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That sounds right. Had it happen to my arisaka once. I texted runner so maybe he will have a definitive answer.

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6 minutes ago, krich said:

As far as I know you need to turn the back part of your bolt so it goes up the ramp into the notch that you see on the left. 

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Maybe with brass jaws in a vice... 

it moves if I pry carefully against it. 

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It will set the pin back into fire position. Then you'll have to slide your extractor around into the correct postion so it slides back into the gun. 

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2 minutes ago, vtfireman85 said:

Maybe with brass jaws in a vice...

Don't use anything that will mark it up. If you can get rags around the bolt and get it in a vise to hold it I think you can turn that back up by hand. 

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6 minutes ago, IHRunner said:

Thanks for that video. That bolt is a little different from mine but it is similar enough to get the idea. I thought maybe there was a trick other than pulling the spring back bodily. I was cleaning along and snap! 

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Done that on a 17 and an old shotgun. Got them to rotate back just using my hands. That one looks a bit tougher than mine

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1 minute ago, krich said:

Done that on a 17 and an old shotgun. Got them to rotate back just using my hands. That one looks a bit tougher than mine

Yeah, this is stiffer than wedding day &!$@

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1 minute ago, vtfireman85 said:

Yeah, this is stiffer than wedding day &!$@

Yea but that's how you do it.

Rick

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Thanks guys, helpful video and everything. 

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Now you'll remember next time it happens haha. 

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Glad you got it. Every Mauser based rifle I've had apart has been set up the same way with minor variations.

Did you take the bolt apart? I don't unless I'm doing a detail clean.

 

Rick

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Disaster averted!

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Bro. I build savage rifles. I've cocked up more bolts than i care to admit. Im literally the worst example you can imagine. So much so that i built a c clamp jig to draw back the spring lol.

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16 minutes ago, oldtanker said:

Glad you got it. Every Mauser based rifle I've had apart has been set up the same way with minor variations.

Did you take the bolt apart? I don't unless I'm doing a detail clean.

 

Rick

I did not, this is on its first 100 rounds of FMJ brass, it’s not super dirty I’ve dismantled levers and pumps but it’s the only bolt I own. 

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8 minutes ago, IHRunner said:

Bro. I build savage rifles. I've cocked up more bolts than i care to admit. Im literally the worst example you can imagine. So much so that i built a c clamp jig to draw back the spring lol.

I like savages, old ones anyway, that rifle in the video had a handy dandy eyelet in the stock to compress the spring mine should have one😂

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I had THOUGHT about being a wisecrack and telling you to get a bigger hammer!

Luckily for you the RPM Team took care of you!!

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2 hours ago, vtfireman85 said:

I did not, this is on its first 100 rounds of FMJ brass, it’s not super dirty I’ve dismantled levers and pumps but it’s the only bolt I own. 

You'll be fine. Levers are much more complicated than bolt guns. Glad you got it figured out with some quality help. 

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3 hours ago, krich said:

Don't use anything that will mark it up. If you can get rags around the bolt and get it in a vise to hold it I think you can turn that back up by hand. 

Sheet lead works.

This is IIRC.  The spring is bloody strong.   And in the rifle it is compressed by being forced up that ramp.  So you ought to be able to do it in fresh air with care

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