Firearm & Gun Forum -

Firearm & Gun Forum - (
-   General Rifle Discussion (
-   -   my new mausers... why is the bolt tight and how to fix it? (

vmonty 10-26-2009 06:34 PM

my new mausers... why is the bolt tight and how to fix it?
i bought two mausers a yugo 24/47 and a turk... the action on the turk is smooth as silk but on the yugo not so much.... i disassembled the bolt and cleaned what i could reach and still sticky.... i think there is a deposit of gunk in the compartment that surrounds the firing pin not in the straight portion but two winged out brackets of sorts all the way on the other side.... how do i get in there and clean it up??

jpattersonnh 10-26-2009 09:07 PM

Leave it to a Brooklyn boy not to know guns! I was a little east of you as a kid.
OK, cycle the bolt so the rifle is cocked. Engage the safety to the upright postion. Remove bolt. Do not disingauge safety. There is a pin next to the bolt handle that you depress and just un-screw the bolt body from the top ring. Now use a block of wood and press the firing pin into it untill the cocking sleeve is above the ring. Turn the ring 1/4 turn and slowly release pressure, I do mean slowly. The pin and cocking sleeve will release from the ring. The pin and spring will slide off.

vmonty 10-29-2009 12:54 AM

thanks but thats where i was when i started what i cant get to is the inside of the bolt body whats a good method to clean in there??

jpattersonnh 10-29-2009 11:01 AM

Buy some mineral spirits and let all the parts soak. The best way I know to dissolve hard cosmoline. Scrub it w/ a brush, swab w/ patch. JP

All times are GMT. The time now is 11:57 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.