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Mosin 91 bolt cracked and busted

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by lionking, Dec 28, 2020.

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  1. MartinS

    MartinS Member

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    Lionking, please return to this same Batchannel when you have winkled out the cartridge case. The broken Mosin bolt is messing with the stability of the spacetime continuum.
     
  2. lionking

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    The spacetime continuum seems alright other than just needing a new bolt, Got it out, bolt head slipped out no problem, chamber and everything looks fine, was just a fatique crack on the bolt.
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  3. hdbiker

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    I have a Mosin bolt body with turned down handle, fireing pin and cocking piece if your interested, parts look brand new. hdbiker
     
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  4. MartinS

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    I've seen old Russian WWII news/propaganda films in which you can see soldiers giving bolt handles a sharp hit to get them rotated up. Did the broken bolt require that kind of treatment to operate?
     
  5. Steel Horse Rider

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    The normal Mosin operation includes a sharp slap to open the bolt. Especially with the green ammo.
     
  6. zaitcev

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    All of the M91/59 (M59) were force-matched by the arsenal that did the conversion. The importers didn't have to do it.
     
  7. zaitcev

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    I have a replacement sleeve that cracked for you, although it has a replacement handle. I can sell it to you, if you want, just PM. {Update: Mr. hdbiker was there first.} However, if it were my M59, I'd have a good look at the locking shoulders with a dental mirror first. You don't want to break the next sleeve at the first shot, right? If it's not even, it needs an extensive repair: get barrel off, clean the shoulder on lathe, cut the thread on the barrel... Might as well just buy another M59 off Gunbroker. {Update: If the bolt head came out smoothly, then just re-check the headspace and you're good to go.}
     
  8. lionking

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    will let you about the bolt offers, for now a range officer at my range has offered me a bolt next time I go there.
     
  9. CoalCrackerAl

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    Dang that is a bummer. I load my millsurps with Cast load data. Saves on wear and tare. Also load my modern rifles the same.
     
  10. Merle1

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    oh joy, sounds like you are about to have fun... at least you are aware of the potential headspace issue.....
     
  11. swg1

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    If the old bolt head is re-used, why would there be a head space issue? Same locking lugs into the same lug recesses. Thanks.
     
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  12. lionking

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    A range officer at my range I go to gave me this Mosin bolt, I offered some money but he said it's for free, real nice of him. It fits fine but am going to put the old bolt face on the new bolt assembly as some suggested just be on safe side. IMG_7473.JPG IMG_7474.JPG
     
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  13. CoalCrackerAl

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    Awesome! That was nice of him.
     
  14. lionking

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    yes it was and as you can see it is a nice condition one. The Mosin should be back in action soon. Probably would fire safely as is but why take a chance will just put the old bolt head on new assembly.
     
  15. Steel Horse Rider

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    Given the times in which most Mosins that hit our surplus manufactured, I really don't think the soviets worried about headspacing. Personally I would just use the complete bolt.
     
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