I just picked up my K98k this afternoon. When I got it of course they shipped it with the bolt out of the gun and wrapped up in bubble wrap. I'm having trouble getting the bolt back into place. The saftey lever is stuck in the far left position and I can't get it to move. How do I get the saftey lever to move again and what position does the safety lever have to be in to re-insert the bolt into position?
Yea the Springfield 1903 mechanics is suppose to be a direct copy of Peter and Paul Mausers design. Springfield pretty much copied the locking lug design and made it their own rifle in what is now the famous 1903 Springfield.
I got onto surplus rifles website and read over the whole thing then tried it for myself. It took forever before I finally got it right and trust me I'll NEVER make that mistake again. It was a huge pain to pull back the sear and twist the bolt shield to uncock it. I practically went through the ceiling when I finally got the bolt back into position.
Yea I know. I was detemined to get one with a cleaning rod. Overall the gun is in good condition. The metal is pretty good. It was rated by the dealer at about 60% bluing with slight patina mix. Thats just about right to me after looking over all the metal parts once I got the gun. The bluing on the barrel and reciever is in pretty good shape. It has a few patches of patina here and there but overall the bluing is still pretty nice after 60 years. The trigger and trigger guard and floor plate are in the worst shape. The bluing is pretty much compleatly gone and its all patina. There is no pitting though so I can live with that.
This url will take to you a good set of instructions with pictures. I remember having the same problem and this fixed it. I think that it's an issue of the bolt has to be cocked/uncocked a certain way.