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Old 12-14-2009, 02:37 PM   #11
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Just a thought,is the ammo lacquered steel cased?
This sounds an awfull lot like the sticky bolt synrome the Mosin Nagant gets when shooting some milsurp ammos.

Turk 8x57 is brass case. The issue more than likely is if the rifle is a Turkish Ankara it could be a 1893 or 95 action. The sticky bolt is a sign of pressure in Mauser actions. He may have some hardened cosmoline in the chamber also.
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+1 on brass cases. I have never seen steel cased Turk 8mm. vmonty said Yugo Mauser. Also said case stuck to bolt face. That sounds like primer flow. Hard to open could also be primer flow in addition to very high presure, dirty chamber or out of spec chamber.
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+1 on brass cases. I have never seen steel cased Turk 8mm. vmonty said Yugo Mauser. Also said case stuck to bolt face. That sounds like primer flow. Hard to open could also be primer flow in addition to very high presure, dirty chamber or out of spec chamber.
Sorry I missed the fact it was a Yugo. Primers and chamber are possibilities. I wonder if his pin is corroded and is "sharp". How are the forward bolt lugs. Any crude were they lock up in the breach?
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Turk 8x57 is brass case. The issue more than likely is if the rifle is a Turkish Ankara it could be a 1893 or 95 action. The sticky bolt is a sign of pressure in Mauser actions. He may have some hardened cosmoline in the chamber also.
Gotcha, Thats why I love this forum,I 'm learning stuff all the time.
You guys are saying that hot ammo in a Mauser can cause ejection problems?
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A few more questions, comments.
Does the rifle have an after market trigger?
Is the cocking piece screwed in all the way?
Take a black marker and color the forward locking lugs. Slowly put the bolt in the rifle and put it into battery. remove it and see how much engauged the recess. Also check again and make sure you don't have crude build up in the recesses.

Edit: pics would help

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i wish i looked at the lugs more closely before i cleaned them ... and i got to get in my girls trunk to look at the primers on the spent shells ...will report back
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when coloring the lugs ... what do i loo at to determine this... how much black is wiped off??
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i wish i looked at the lugs more closely before i cleaned them ... and i got to get in my girls trunk to look at the primers on the spent shells ...will report back
That's a lot of junk to be putting in your girl's trunk. Sorry but I couldn't resist
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That's a lot of junk to be putting in your girl's trunk. Sorry but I couldn't resist
Classic!! Well done.

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