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1891 Mosin Nagant bolt bind

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by charlesr41, Dec 14, 2009.

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  1. charlesr41

    charlesr41 Member

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    I have acquired the above rifle in pretty decent shape. It has the hex receiver and a 29" barrel. My problem is that even with an empty chamber, the bolt binds up when first opened and I attempt to pull it back. It opens OK and rides up the camming surface smoothly but then when I start to pull it back as though I were going to chamber a round, it is difficult to start it moving rearward. It only has to move 1/2" or so and then it frees up. I can wiggle the bolt side-to-side a wee bit even when it is binding. It must be something at the locking lug area. Any ideas?
     
  2. TomADC

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    Mine did the same thing a good cleaning and light oiling freed it up.
    Also check were the bolt locks on the receiver mine had gunk in it and would close okay until I tried to chamber a round, the cleaning fixed that and now everything is a lot smoother.
     
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    Charles,

    You might find this article helpful:

    Sticking Bolt Problem

    I have not had to follow this on my 1930 Tula 91/30, but the author seems to know what he is talking about!
     
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