10/22 bolt hold open

Discussion in '.22 Rifle/Rimfire Discussion' started by jeremyx28, May 31, 2012.

  1. jeremyx28

    jeremyx28 New Member

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    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?
     
  2. Curlyjoe_99

    Curlyjoe_99 New Member

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

  3. jeremyx28

    jeremyx28 New Member

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    Not sure. I watched a how to video and that's all they did to mod it. Maybe I missed something.
     
  4. jeremyx28

    jeremyx28 New Member

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    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.
     
  5. 10-22Plinker

    10-22Plinker New Member

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

    The real 10/22 experts are at www.rimfirecentral.com

    They can help I am sure.
     
  6. jeremyx28

    jeremyx28 New Member

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    Thank you. Ill check there.
     
  7. SSCRS

    SSCRS New Member

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    should be more of a D shape, not flat.
     
  8. jeremyx28

    jeremyx28 New Member

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    So I went back in and ground just a hair more to give it a D shape. Works perfect now, thanks for the help.
     
  9. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    I would love a good picture. That is my one complaint on the 10/22. That little bigger can be a pita to operate.
     
  10. jeremyx28

    jeremyx28 New Member

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    Its really not hard to do. I can get you a pic. Ill take the piece out tomorrow and post a pic here
     
  11. mountainman13

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    I actually found the link. Thanks for the offer. No need. Great mod man. Can't believe I didn't know about it.
     
  12. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Just did the mod. Took about 5 minutes. Figured I would give you guys a pic while I have the gun apart for cleaning. (yes I function tested)
     

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  13. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    Here's a before pic for clarification.
     

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  14. jeepejeep

    jeepejeep New Member

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    That's pretty much how mine looks after the mod. You only need a little arch at the top to make a "D". Great, simple mod, I don't know why Ruger doesn't do this from the factory.
     
  15. mountainman13

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    Agreed. It's a simple fix and should be factory. Great mod.