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Mosin M44 Bolt Problems

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by rhoggman, Oct 23, 2008.

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  1. rhoggman

    rhoggman Member

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    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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    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.
     
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    i use the connector bar as a wrench to turn the firing pin
     
  6. rhoggman

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    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.
     
  7. foghornl

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    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.
     
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    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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