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 Post subject: Spanish Mauser 308 Bolt sticking open
New postPosted: August 17th, 2015, 7:57 am 
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I am a newb with Mausers, I picked this up a while back and was cycling rounds through the action (not firing the round).
It picks up the round and ejects perfectly.

I am not sure if I am pulling the action too far back or if it is that something is worn our or broken...
After pulling it back all the way, I could not put the bolt back forward.
After jiggling a few times it went back in.
It seems like it may be that there is a gap between the wood and the rail on which the bolt assembly rides and it is catching on that transition from wood to metal.

Anyone know if this is common, and is there a fix to it besides modifying how my hand moves?


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 Post subject: Re: Spanish Mauser 308 Bolt sticking open
New postPosted: August 17th, 2015, 9:55 pm 
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Check the ejector box on the left rear side of the action. This is also the lever you pull to remove the bolt and removes by unscrewing the small screw at the rear of the box. There could be rust or debris in the box binding up the bolt.

Or the magazine follower is preventing the bolt from going forward. It is designed to prevent the bolt from going forward with no cartridge in the magazine. Many followers have been ground on an angle at the rear so the bolt will push the follower down in the magazine well when there is no cartridge in the magazine like a commercial sporting rifle.

As long as the wood is not higher than the action at the rear of the tang a gap should not be a problem.

If this has not helped post some pictures as that will help identify the problem.


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