303 brit

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by muddy_mitch, Nov 28, 2012.

  1. muddy_mitch

    muddy_mitch New Member

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    I just got my grandpas 1942 303 Brit has not bin fired in at least 10 years last night I closed the bolt on it and can't get it to open now I know this might b a dumb qu but any one have this problem to? Or ideas on how to un jam it some trick i don't know about it? Or if I have to take it apart to fix it ?
     
  2. 303tom

    303tom Well-Known Member

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    Is the safety (OFF)..............
     

  3. muddy_mitch

    muddy_mitch New Member

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    The safety is off yes and it's stuck off
     
  4. oldpapps

    oldpapps New Member

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    Is it 'muddy' or 'mitch',

    Welcome to the gab spot.

    First, remove the magazine. (That little thing sticking down inside of the trigger guard in front of the trigger, push it up.)

    Do you remember if you loaded a round? We will consider it (and all weapons) loaded.

    If the safeties are 'ON', you can not open the bolt. Is the thumb safety on? Oh, yea, you said that one is blocked from being turned on/off. Is it pushed all the way forward?

    Now look at the back of the bolt. There is a knob sticking out. Is it flush or on a shaft?
    Play like the weapon is loaded. Finger/s away from the trigger. Pull that little knob back. If it clicks back only once (and some shaft was seen), the weapon is fully cocked. Now slowly open the bolt, keep you fingers out of the trigger guard.

    Did this work?

    Not being with you and watching, scares me.

    The bolt has a 'half' cock position. You can also remove the bolt (open the bolt and flip the extractor up and slid the bolt out) and un-screw the extractor one turn and put the bolt back into the receiver. Don't expect to close the bolt, it can't. But it will foil anyone who doesn't know what they are doing.
     
  5. muddy_mitch

    muddy_mitch New Member

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    Thanks man ! Their is no live ammo in it but you where right i got it back open! it's still vary stif and needs a good cleaning !
     
  6. DrumJunkie

    DrumJunkie New Member

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    They are cool rifles. I have a couple of them. Like many older firearms they cna get a little funky if they have been left unattended for a good while.