Yugo 24/47 Mauser, removing barrel band spring, ***??


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JDNJ1985
March 1, 2009, 07:15 PM
Hey guys,

I'm currently disassembling my 24/47 Yugo Mauser for the initial cosmoline cleaning and such.

How the hell does the barrel band spring come out!? I've bent it forward and it does nothing. Pulled up and it does nothing.

How does this come out?

I've already bent it forward a bit too much and don't want to force it further. I don't think this will be a problem when re-assembling takes place because the notch on the spring will go in the front band anyway.

Any ideas?

thanks

-Joe

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dscottw88
March 1, 2009, 07:21 PM
I dont remember this being a problem with my M24/47, but It was difficult for my K98. I think i just ended up leaving it on.

Lovesbeer99
March 1, 2009, 07:34 PM
Sawzall, or just tourch it.

Just kidding (really, please do not sawzall your gun)
This should be very simple, you need to press it down and push the band over it. The 'push' may need a screwdriver and mallet, but....

Anyway, the spring does not come out or push foward, it only pushes down.

you may want to check instructions on other sights like milsurplus.com or collectingmilsurps or whatever. Just do a google search on how to disassemble a yugo mauser, 24/47, K98, etc.

Enjoy

JDNJ1985
March 1, 2009, 07:38 PM
Thanks guys.

Yeah, I've been following the instructions over at surplusrifle for the M48 which is practically the same sans the actual spring.

So yeah, everything is apart, but the spring is now bent forward a bit. Oh well, I don't think it will make a difference once it is all reassembled.

Thanks guys,

-Joe

Lovesbeer99
March 1, 2009, 07:40 PM
You can always by a replacment spring. You can find them on gunbroker, ebay, or e-gunparts.com(numrich)

The big question is, how is the bore and chamber?

JDNJ1985
March 1, 2009, 08:06 PM
Well, the lovely cosmo is packed in there still. I didn't have time to head to Home Depot today, just to do an initial tear down and bolt cleaning.

I'm going to buy a cheap steam cleaner. My plan is to steam clean all of the metal, then submerge it in some Ed's Red.

I'm going to refinish the stock, so I've still yet to figure out how I'm going to remove the cosmo. I can't do the oven thing, so I might use a heat gun or the steam cleaner.

-Joe

bennadatto
March 1, 2009, 08:22 PM
I had the same problem with my k98. The way I got the spring and band off was to clamp the spring down, and then smack the band with a wooden dowell. It took a force on the band that seemed like it may be damaging, but there was no damage.

hope that helps!

JDNJ1985
March 1, 2009, 08:46 PM
Yeah I got the bands off no problem...I was referring to the actual spring that didn't actually have to be removed.

thanks though!


-Joe

Horsemany
March 1, 2009, 09:57 PM
If you want that spring out for refinishing the wood or anything it's pretty easy to get out. The end that is flush with the wood has a steel pin on the back that goes throught the handguard. Look on the other side of the handguard from the spring. You should see the end of that little rod. Drive it with a 1/16" punch.

JDNJ1985
March 2, 2009, 09:10 AM
Thanks for the info!

I'm most likely leaving it in for refinishing.

Thanks!

-Joe

JDNJ1985
March 2, 2009, 11:24 AM
Ok, new dilemma lol.

Anyone know how to remove the extractor from the bolt?

The surplus rifle instructions say it just slides off, but this seems impossible. Any ideas?

-Joe

highorder
March 2, 2009, 12:48 PM
actually, it just slides off! :)

Push it towards the front of the bolt.

If you want that spring out for refinishing the wood or anything it's pretty easy to get out. The end that is flush with the wood has a steel pin on the back that goes throught the handguard. Look on the other side of the handguard from the spring. You should see the end of that little rod. Drive it with a 1/16" punch.

Correct answer.

JDNJ1985
March 2, 2009, 01:24 PM
Trust me, I've tried! I don't see how it can just slide off since it's latched onto the bolt.

I read on the Yugo Mauser forum that it isn't really necessary to remove anyway. I'll be boiling the bolt parts anyway, so hopefully the internal crud will all come out!

thanks

-Joe

nathan
March 2, 2009, 02:02 PM
Mine I fired up the gas grill at 300 deg and hold the woodstock over the radiant heat for 10 minutes. The grease oozes and melts like crazy . ANd its out in the yard and doesnt smell if done inside.

Once in a whiile I have to wiped the cosmos with paper towel and continue until the wood becomes really dried up.

Now to depress the spring I use a vise grip and slowly I use a flat screwdriver and a rubber mallet to push out the band. Work slowly on either side and it will come off easy.

highorder
March 2, 2009, 03:54 PM
Trust me, I've tried! I don't see how it can just slide off since it's latched onto the bolt.


Trust me, it does! :) (You do need to rotate it so it clears the groove near the boltface... I forgot about that. :) )

Squeeze the rear of the extractor to the bolt body and tap the extractor off toward the front... The amount of crap under there will surprise you.

This step is also the best way to get accurate headspace "feel" with a proper gauge.

rcmodel
March 2, 2009, 04:00 PM
A better way is to pry the front end up enough that it will clear the retainer slot in the bolt. You can do it by design, with a FMJ bullet tip if thats all you got!

Then rotate the extractor assy around the bolt past the notch.

From there, it will slip, or drive right off.

Squeezing the rear enough to clear the front is likely to spring or break the extractor.

It isn't designed or tempered to bend that much over only half it's length.

rc

highorder
March 2, 2009, 04:20 PM
I've been lucky then.

Do what RC says. :)

JDNJ1985
March 2, 2009, 07:16 PM
Thanks gents, I will try this.

-Joe

Saiga39
March 2, 2009, 07:49 PM
Don't waste your money on the steamer. I went out to Lowe's and bought one for my Yugo. It didn't work very well.

I ended using a rag in hot soapy water.

JDNJ1985
March 2, 2009, 08:45 PM
Well, just ended a long day of cosmo cleaning and Ed's Red soaking.

The steamer actually worked great to loosen most of it up. I wiped the rest off. I still have some nooks to get into on the barrel and receiver, but the bore (which I cleaned) is nice and shiny!

Next I will finish the cosmo cleaning on that, boil the bolt, then tackle the refinishing.

Cheers!

-Joe

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