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muddy_mitch 11-28-2012 01:34 PM

303 brit
I just got my grandpas 1942 303 Brit has not bin fired in at least 10 years last night I closed the bolt on it and can't get it to open now I know this might b a dumb qu but any one have this problem to? Or ideas on how to un jam it some trick i don't know about it? Or if I have to take it apart to fix it ?

303tom 11-28-2012 02:21 PM

Is the safety (OFF)..............

muddy_mitch 11-28-2012 02:48 PM

The safety is off yes and it's stuck off

oldpapps 11-28-2012 04:12 PM

Is it 'muddy' or 'mitch',

Welcome to the gab spot.

First, remove the magazine. (That little thing sticking down inside of the trigger guard in front of the trigger, push it up.)

Do you remember if you loaded a round? We will consider it (and all weapons) loaded.

If the safeties are 'ON', you can not open the bolt. Is the thumb safety on? Oh, yea, you said that one is blocked from being turned on/off. Is it pushed all the way forward?

Now look at the back of the bolt. There is a knob sticking out. Is it flush or on a shaft?
Play like the weapon is loaded. Finger/s away from the trigger. Pull that little knob back. If it clicks back only once (and some shaft was seen), the weapon is fully cocked. Now slowly open the bolt, keep you fingers out of the trigger guard.

Did this work?

Not being with you and watching, scares me.

The bolt has a 'half' cock position. You can also remove the bolt (open the bolt and flip the extractor up and slid the bolt out) and un-screw the extractor one turn and put the bolt back into the receiver. Don't expect to close the bolt, it can't. But it will foil anyone who doesn't know what they are doing.

muddy_mitch 11-28-2012 07:57 PM

Thanks man ! Their is no live ammo in it but you where right i got it back open! it's still vary stif and needs a good cleaning !

DrumJunkie 11-28-2012 08:53 PM

They are cool rifles. I have a couple of them. Like many older firearms they cna get a little funky if they have been left unattended for a good while.

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