problems with 91/30

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by okieboy, May 29, 2013.

  1. okieboy

    okieboy New Member

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    So I've had to accidental discharges with my 91/30. Both cases were safely discharged downrange luckily. On both cases when the bolt closed, the bolt did not stay cocked, immediately striking the primer. I believe the problem is a worn sear. I'll try to post pics after work tomorrow. Symptoms include: bolt not catching and sliding right out of gun without pulling trigger, bolt not staying cocked, and intense irritation on the shooters part. Would replacing the sear and trigger fix this?
     
  2. dteed4094

    dteed4094 New Member

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    Sounds to me like someone did one or more trigger fixes that are all dangerous. Disassemble and remove all alterations. If the sear has been altered get a new one. Check the up and down movement of the rear of the bolt when cocked. Bump test (unloaded of course)!!! Judging by your user name these things should be obvious?
     
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  3. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    Also- check screws holding parts of trigger/sear in rifle. If loose, so is the engagement of sear.
     
  4. okieboy

    okieboy New Member

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    No modifications have been done to this gun. Its completely stock. And despite the name I just got my certification a couple months ago and I'm gaining experience. As far as screws go I believe everything is tight. My guess is the metal on the sear or bolt has worn down and won't catch properly. I'll replace the sear/trigger and see if that fixes it.
     
  5. okieboy

    okieboy New Member

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    Fixed it. The screws had indeed come loose.
     
  6. robertusa123

    robertusa123 New Member

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    2 words thread locker
     
  7. okieboy

    okieboy New Member

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    2 more words......what now? Does that mean get some loctite?
     
  8. robertusa123

    robertusa123 New Member

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    I would better safe then sorry if they came loose one time they might again
     
  9. ThatGunGuy7

    ThatGunGuy7 New Member

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    Wow that's really bad, sorry to hear that happened. These old guns will have parts wear out after a while. You will just have to replace them. By the sounds of it, it might be your sear. I would replace it. Also have you altered the rifle in anyway? Because this could cause problems if you didn't do safety checks after you put in the new parts or modifications.
     
  10. c3shooter

    c3shooter Administrator Staff Member

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    For those that do not read the other posts- he found the problem, fixed it. Yes, some loc-tite may be in order. Yes, screws do loosen up. And just about any gun.
     
  11. angryhart

    angryhart New Member

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    Would anyone have an idea of how or why the trigger on a 91/30 is sometimes a hair trigger and sometimes feeling like a 20 lb trigger?
     
  12. okieboy

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    Could try tightening the screw holding it to the action. Other times I've heard repetitive use on the battlefield polished/smoothed out the metal to the point the trigger pull lightened.
     
  13. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    If that's the case, my 91/30 must have shot

    half the Nazis on the Eastern Front.

    El-oooosse...
     
  14. okieboy

    okieboy New Member

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    Nice. Mine was either never issued or was at a guard post or something. Its a TERRIBLE trigger. Imagine a DAO pistol that has a different break every time.
     
  15. randy420

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    It sounds like it's time to retire your mosin. With everything you need to do to fix your rifle it will most likely come close to the value of the rifle. They're only worth about what you pay retail.
     
  16. okieboy

    okieboy New Member

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    Read the entire thread. Fixed the problem. One screw was loose in the receiver.
     
  17. randy420

    randy420 New Member

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    Good. Hope you like it
     
  18. TacticalPrecision

    TacticalPrecision New Member

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    Yeah, I think it's important on these especially as the tolerances weren't very tight in the first place and the 7.62x54r is noted for the recoil it produces being quite jarring to most parts.