Originally Posted by Ryel
the bolt release lever is not a issue...the problem is getting the Bolt Sleeve to unscrew without the safety in the vertical position. One gentleman has offered that I don't need the safety to be in the vertical but so far I have failed to get the Bolt Sleeve to unscrew, thereby dis-assembly of the bolt.
so I remain confused.
OK, I just wasn't sure if you got the bolt out of the gun or not.
Two things need to happen before you can unscrew the bolt sleeve (1) from the bolt body (6). The firing pin needs to be in the "cocked" position and held there. As stalkingbear
pointed out, once the bolt is cocked - putting the safety in the vertical position will hold it that way so that it cannot become "un-cocked". In your case, it sounds like your broken safety isn't able to perform as it normally would.
The sear notch that Mr. bear is talking about is the V-shaped lug that hangs from the bottom of the cocking sleeve (2). If you place the forward edge of that lug against the edge of a table and pull downward on the bolt body, you can pull the firing pin back into the "cocked" position. It is a fairly strong spring in there so it will take some effort.
What you can then do is pull the cocking sleeve back far enough to where you can slip a coin in between the front of the cocking sleeve and the rear of the bolt sleeve. The coin will then hold the firing pin in the cocked position, instead of your broken safety.
At that point you should be able to depress "the retaining pin on the bolt sleeve" in figure 6 and disassemble your bolt. You will never be able to turn the bolt shroud (fully) with the bolt "un-cocked".
Is that any help?