Mosin M44 Bolt Problems


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rhoggman
October 23, 2008, 11:34 AM
Tried to take apart the bolt on my M44, and when I try to "unscrew" the bolt by pushing down on the firing pin by holding the bolt handle and turning the upper half nnothing happens.

I have turned it an unsurmountable number of times, and the bolt will not come apart.

ANY ADVICE? Thank You!

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sharkhunter2018
October 23, 2008, 12:06 PM
I'd try and explain it, but I'm not very good at it unless I have it with me.

I took apart the bolt on one of my Mosins and couldnt figure out how to get it back together, but this helped out: http://www.surplusrifle.com/finnishmosin/boltdisassembly/index.asp

rugbyer81
October 23, 2008, 12:14 PM
This happened with me too. Push down on the rear part of the bolt/firing pin like you see in the pictures and then use a small screwdriver to hold that screw in place while you rotate the cocking knob. It may take 3 hands but thats how I had to do it the first time.

Nugilum
October 23, 2008, 02:13 PM
Why talk about it when you can watch it?

Disassembly:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE2QCCc6bz4

Assembly:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBQ9EVlaRmo

;)

AmishFury
October 24, 2008, 12:30 AM
i use the connector bar as a wrench to turn the firing pin

rhoggman
November 20, 2008, 11:00 AM
I was never able to accomplish this.... I am going to strip the screw trying to get this thing apart...

The rifle shoots well so, oh well I guess.

foghornl
November 20, 2008, 03:02 PM
Is there some reason you want to take the bolt apart?

I didn't unscrew the firing pin from mine, but did take the bolt head off to make sure I had cleaned out all the cosmoline. Soaked in Mineral Spirits for several hours, swished it around some, drained...etc.

IF you do take the firing pin out, you MUST have the tool to check FP protrusion when finished putting it back together. Otherwise, you may have either a no-fire situation, OR a pierced primer...and that is VERY UGLY.

gandog56
November 20, 2008, 04:43 PM
I too thought why take one apart. Then one day I was bored and did it anyways. I was amazed at the old cosmoline and filth inside, even though I had done many sprays of brake cleaner through the darned thing. Worked a lot smoother after a good clean, lube, and reassembly.

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