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jeremyx28 05-31-2012 05:33 PM

10/22 bolt hold open
Just got a ruger 10/22. I pulled out the bolt hold open lever and ground out the inside of the heart so it was flat. Put everything back together and I still have to hit the little lever to release the bolt. Any ideas what I did wrong or didn't do?

Curlyjoe_99 05-31-2012 05:43 PM

I may be wrong but i thought that you had to add a spring to get the lever to drop out of the way.

jeremyx28 05-31-2012 06:48 PM

Not sure. I watched a how to video and that's all they did to mod it. Maybe I missed something.

jeremyx28 05-31-2012 07:16 PM

Well....I just rewatched a couple videos, pulled everything out and double checked my work. Needless to say, im stumped. Any insight would be appreciated.

10-22Plinker 05-31-2012 07:37 PM

It is my understanding that it needs to be ground down with a slight curve, not flat.

The real 10/22 experts are at

They can help I am sure.

jeremyx28 05-31-2012 07:52 PM

Thank you. Ill check there.

SSCRS 05-31-2012 08:15 PM

should be more of a D shape, not flat.

jeremyx28 06-01-2012 12:30 AM

So I went back in and ground just a hair more to give it a D shape. Works perfect now, thanks for the help.

mountainman13 06-01-2012 12:37 AM

I would love a good picture. That is my one complaint on the 10/22. That little bigger can be a pita to operate.

jeremyx28 06-01-2012 01:45 AM

Its really not hard to do. I can get you a pic. Ill take the piece out tomorrow and post a pic here

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