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Old 05-30-2013, 02:37 AM   #1
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So I've had to accidental discharges with my 91/30. Both cases were safely discharged downrange luckily. On both cases when the bolt closed, the bolt did not stay cocked, immediately striking the primer. I believe the problem is a worn sear. I'll try to post pics after work tomorrow. Symptoms include: bolt not catching and sliding right out of gun without pulling trigger, bolt not staying cocked, and intense irritation on the shooters part. Would replacing the sear and trigger fix this?



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Sounds to me like someone did one or more trigger fixes that are all dangerous. Disassemble and remove all alterations. If the sear has been altered get a new one. Check the up and down movement of the rear of the bolt when cocked. Bump test (unloaded of course)!!! Judging by your user name these things should be obvious?



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Also- check screws holding parts of trigger/sear in rifle. If loose, so is the engagement of sear.

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Sounds to me like someone did one or more trigger fixes that are all dangerous. Disassemble and remove all alterations. If the sear has been altered get a new one. Check the up and down movement of the rear of the bolt when cocked. Bump test (unloaded of course)!!! Judging by your user name these things should be obvious?
No modifications have been done to this gun. Its completely stock. And despite the name I just got my certification a couple months ago and I'm gaining experience. As far as screws go I believe everything is tight. My guess is the metal on the sear or bolt has worn down and won't catch properly. I'll replace the sear/trigger and see if that fixes it.
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Fixed it. The screws had indeed come loose.

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2 more words......what now? Does that mean get some loctite?
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I would better safe then sorry if they came loose one time they might again

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Wow that's really bad, sorry to hear that happened. These old guns will have parts wear out after a while. You will just have to replace them. By the sounds of it, it might be your sear. I would replace it. Also have you altered the rifle in anyway? Because this could cause problems if you didn't do safety checks after you put in the new parts or modifications.

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For those that do not read the other posts- he found the problem, fixed it. Yes, some loc-tite may be in order. Yes, screws do loosen up. And just about any gun.



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