Remington 74 Auto 30-06

Discussion in 'General Rifle Discussion' started by Bsharp, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. Bsharp

    Bsharp New Member

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    I can't get my action open, I have not shot the gun for a few years but my son wants to deer hunt. Any suggestions getting it open
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    If the action has not been cycled in years, it is likely frozen. Hopefully it is just dried lube. Spray some Gun Scrubber into the ejection port. Let it sit for a little while. You may need to apply a little force. The charging handle is very small on these rifles. Getting a good grip is difficult. Use a block of 2X4 and smack it with a mallet. That usually will free it up. DO NOT USE A SLEDGE HAMMER. You can break stuff.

    If it is rusted shut, It will take something like Kroil or 3 in 1 oil. Let it sit for a day or so.