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Old 07-09-2013, 03:38 AM   #1
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I got a mosin nagant not too long ago and I plan on taking it out this week. I already clean all the cosmoline out but the action is still kind of stiff. I know that mosin actions aren't know for being silky smooth and mine isn't super stuff, but I feel it could be better. To give you an idea, I can't lift the bolt handle while I have the rifle shouldered. I don't have to smack the bolt to open it, but I do have to lower it to my hip. So any suggestions?



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A little graphite goes a long way on the contact surfaces. I've also heard of people clipping the spring a bit, but I'd try the graphite first.



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As in take the bolt apart and use graphite to smooth where each piece comes together?

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The areas where your bolt comes in contact with the receiver.

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I got a mosin nagant not too long ago and I plan on taking it out this week. I already clean all the cosmoline out but the action is still kind of stiff. I know that mosin actions aren't know for being silky smooth and mine isn't super stuff, but I feel it could be better. To give you an idea, I can't lift the bolt handle while I have the rifle shouldered. I don't have to smack the bolt to open it, but I do have to lower it to my hip. So any suggestions?
is a video on how to rectify
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I watched related video after i watched that one and I think the problem is the spring. The bolt moves easily after its been cocked so I think clipping one of the rings off should help it.

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that video has a valid point ! but 1 thing my dad does to all his bolt actions is to take the bolt apart ,clean and then he will polish the parts on a buffing wheel . they look like chrome and man they move like glass

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Ive got four mosins all of em got extremely thorough cleanings one of had to be run in a parts washer to get the cosmo out of the chamber area. The others only needed a few hours with qtips hoppes and some brushes.

Dont clip the striker spring!!!!!!!!!!!! cannot stress that enough. Clipping striker springs in any rifle is an extremely bad idea. It can easily lead to hangfires which can lead to accidental shootings when someone tries to figure why it didnt go boom. It can also lead to firing with a partial open bolt after a hangfire as you go to see what went wrong.

If you have a gun that someone bubba'd the spring on GET A NEW SPRING BEFORE FIRING AGAIN!!!!

DONT CLIP SPRINGS!!!!!!!

If you think your spring is too heavy contact wolff springs they know everything about gun springs. Only use springs that are properly made and tested in a striker application.

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Alright I won't clip the spring. I cleaned everything pretty thoroughly. Qtips, mineral spirits, brushes, and patches. I think it is just a tough spring, but I can live with that. Are there after market mosin springs that aren't as tough?



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