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Old 03-29-2012, 09:17 PM   #1
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I have an old Mosin Nagant carbine with the bolt stuck closed on an empty chamber. Any suggestions on how to get it open?

Could this be caused by a broken extracter?

Bolts open now. Used a large vice and a rubber mallet. Much thanks to everyone who responded! You folks rock!

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Drop the floor plate to make sure its not snagged on the follower and give the bolt handle a few taps with the handle of a hammer. Once it rotates up it should go.

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Pull the cocking knob back, then try...

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Drop the floor plate to make sure its not snagged on the follower and give the bolt handle a few taps with the handle of a hammer. Once it rotates up it should go.
Tried what you suggested and I can't get the handle to rotate though it isn't actually frozen in place, it does have a little bit of play in it.
Thanks for trying.
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Tried this with the rifle assembled and dis-assembled.
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Well then move on to plan b. Spray or pour a mix of solvent and gun oil down the barrel and let it soak a bit. Then try again.
Did you just get the gun? Did it come with the bolt stuck?

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Well then move on to plan b. Spray or pour a mix of solvent and gun oil down the barrel and let it soak a bit. Then try again.
Did you just get the gun? Did it come with the bolt stuck?
It's my friends rifle. He doesn't have internet right now so I'm trying to help him out.
He got the rifle from the bottom of a river. A person that he knows had been shooting from the riverbank and dropped the rifle. He thought the rifle was gone for good but my friend went there the next morning and pulled the rifle out of the river bottom.
He took the rifle home and cleaned it up; the bolt worked fine at this time, but ceased to function (got stuck) when he was cycling the action afterwards.
The bolt does have a little bit of wiggle room as the bolt handle can be moved up and down slightly (a couple of milimeters).
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Interesting.

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Well then move on to plan b. Spray or pour a mix of solvent and gun oil down the barrel and let it soak a bit. Then try again.
Did you just get the gun? Did it come with the bolt stuck?
Soaking now.
How long do you recomend I let it soak?
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Interesting.
The guy that dropped it had been using old surplus machine gun ammo that had all been in a linked belt.
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