Rimfire semi-auto question: disassembly


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grimjaw
July 1, 2006, 11:19 AM
I'm looking at another rimfire semi-auto rifle, and I will probably be putting alot of rounds downrange with it. I'm spoiled on rifles like the Mosin Nagant that I could train my cat to disassemble.

Which rimfire semi-autos are easiest to field/detail strip for cleaning? I have a Ruger 10/22 back home but it's been so long since I've handled it, I can't remember much.

Much thanks for any info.

jmm

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proud2deviate
July 1, 2006, 11:45 AM
The 10/22 strips very easy. Just remove the stock screw and barrel band, and the receiver, trigger group and barrel can be removed as a unit. Then drive out the pins holding the trigger group to the receiver (they usually fall out on their own,) and the trigger group comes off. The barrel is attached by two cap screws and a v-block. Remove the bolt buffer (quarter inch pin left in the rear of the receiver,) retract the bolt to the rear, give the bottom of the receiver a good thwack, and the bolt can be lifted free. (this takes a bit of practice.) As for the trigger group, drop the hammer (gently!) and remove the main spring. Knock out the pivot pin for the hammer, and remove the hammer along with the two hammer bushings and the bolt lock spring. Now drive out the pins holding the bolt lock/release and remove it. Drive out the trigger/sear pin, and the sear and related spring can be removed. The trigger and disconnect come out as a unit, bound by another pin. The trigger plunger and spring can now be removed. You can go beyond that by removing the mag release and safety, but you don't really need to.

Onward to the bolt. . . Drive out the roll pin retaining the firing pin. This usually involves a brass drift, a sixteen-ounce hammer, and a fair bit of colorful dialouge. The firing pin can now be removed from the rear of the bolt. Remove the firing pin return spring and shake out the pin it's butted against. Retract the extractor plunger, an wiggle the extractor free. Cuss high, loud and repeatedly after the extractor plunger and spring fly across the room.

Now put it all back together ;)

Really, it's not as difficult as it sounds. Check out rimfirecentral.com for more information and helpful hints than I could list in a month of Sundays :)

rangerruck
July 1, 2006, 11:58 AM
they are all actually pretty easy. the marlin mod 60 comes apart in about 2 seconds. the action is held into the receiver with one or two screws or push pins, depends on how old it is. you just leave the action intact, and spray it all out. the savage, mossy, remmy ,cz,tc, they are all pretty easy.

Fosbery
July 1, 2006, 12:17 PM
Yep, 10/22 i nice and quick to strip. Heartily reccomend it.

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