Bolt cleaning ?

Discussion in 'Videos Of Tech Stuff And Reviews' started by doghntr, Dec 23, 2011.

  1. doghntr

    doghntr Member

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    Was wanting to know how often you all clean your bolts. Had an issue today while shooting with the bolt not cocking. I worked it a few times and then didn't have any othe problems with it. I am now looking for the video on taking the bolt apart.
     
  2. geargrinder

    geargrinder Well-Known Member

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    What kind of bolt do you have?
     

  3. doghntr

    doghntr Member

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    Rem 700. The not cocking has me thinking I need to clean.
     
  4. Aldon

    Aldon Well-Known Member

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    When I buy used rifle, i clean Bolt thoroughly with Gun scrubber or equivalent. Then use a dry lubricant spray. Then use bore guides with solvent ports and keep all oils out of bolt and action. Rarely felt the need to clean bolt afterwards.
     
  5. FEENIX

    FEENIX Well-Known Member

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    Here's one from Midway USA ...

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0CZW5h3Emy0&feature=endscreen&NR=1"]Complete Tear Down and Disassembly of a Remington 700 - YouTube[/ame]


    ... and a pretty cool trick without tools from a US Marine ...

    How to disassemble rifle bolt with no tools - YouTube


    Good luck!


    Ed
     
  6. ken snyder

    ken snyder Well-Known Member

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    The bolt handle isn't going down far enough and is hitting the stock would be my guess.
     
  7. shortgrass

    shortgrass Well-Known Member

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    Sounds like a trigger problem, sear not engaging the cocking piece. Trigger mechanism dirty or 'gummed up'? Has the trigger been removed and the re-installed (tight pins can 'crimp' the sides of the trigger body and not allow free sear movement)? Has the trigger been "adjusted"? Go ahead and buy the tool for firing pin removal, you'll be glad you did. If you value your firearms, invest a few dollars, or take it to a gunsmith, or both.
     
  8. doghntr

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    It's a Jewel trigger and I haven't done anything to it. Thought it might have something to do with the trigger but not sure. After I worked the bolt it was fine. I think I will clean the bolt to start with and see if it does it again. Thanks for the reply's.