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Gewehr 43 Guidance

Discussion in 'Gunsmithing and Repairs' started by johnmcl, Jan 12, 2018.

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  1. johnmcl

    johnmcl Member

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    Hi all,

    Background: A friend of mine is a passionate WWII arms collector. He recently acquired a Gewehr 43. The gun has been out for a couple of shooting sessions, and was treated gently.

    Problem Description: On the last shooting outing the bolt locked back in the rear position. There was ammo remaining in the magazine. Normal bolt release procedures are ineffective in the problem resolution.

    Resolution: No Clue. In that era, I'm a Garand guy. From research though, a leading cause is a binding of the recoil spring.

    Does this august body have any guidance?
     
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    From what I remember, Shooting Times or perhaps Guns and Ammo ran a story on the G. 43 this year and there was some mention about replacing the piston and spring with new aftermarket parts for firing and retaining the old ones to complete the rifle if resold.

    Here are some tips that I found on line.
    http://www.gewehr43.com/tips.html
     
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    Forgotten weapons on the G43 (field strip at 8:03):

    The G-4W1 video (since the bolts are similar) field strip at 05:40:

    Perhaps one of those will assist.
     
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