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Straight Pull Bolt Actions?

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by carpediem, Oct 3, 2006.

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  1. carpediem

    carpediem Member

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    Hi all,

    What straight pull bolt action firearms are out there today? I know there's the K31... Any others?
     
  2. 4v50 Gary

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    Canadian Ross rifle of WW I fame. Accurate, but a real POS when its dirty. I've heard of soldiers kicking the bolt handle to try to get it to open. :uhoh: Also, reassemble the bolt wrong and it'll blowback into your face. :eek:
     
  3. .45Guy

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    M95 steyr, and the 1895 Lee Navy.
     
  4. Prince Yamato

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    M95 Mauser (in 8x56 Carbine). It'll take your shoulder off when you shoot it though :)
     
  5. Jackal

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    Blaser rifles.
     

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    Hell, somtimes I have to do that with my Mosin when it's clean. :D

    Swiss 1911 and K-31 rifles.
     
  7. Limeyfellow

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    Alot of modern Olympic class rifles they use are straight pull too.

    Still hard to beat a Swiss M1911.
     
  8. Odd Job

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    Sorry to ask a noob question, but what is the difference between a straight pull bolt action and a traditional bolt action? Is the action of working a bolt, not standard?
     
  9. boomvark

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    Hi y'all,

    There's also the Lynx rifle from Finland. It's current production. Not sure what the price tag is.

    Edit: Wow. I've alternated between absence and lurking for way longer than I thought.
     
  10. EvisceratorSrB

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    Odd Job,

    Straight pull bolt action's are ones that you pull straight back from the end of the reciever. For instance, on a K-31, there's a loop you put your finger through to pull back on. A traditional bolt will either be bent or not bent, but either way the bolt handle will be on the right side of the reciever (or left if it's a left handed model), you must push up on the handle, then back.

    Clarify things?
     
  11. boomvark

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    Well, as hard as it might be for some of us K31 aficionados to believe, straight pulls are relatively obscure. At least in the sense that there aren't all that many models easily accessible to the general purchaser. :)

    Basically, instead of working the bolt up-back-forward-down like the normal bolt-action cycle, it's just back-forward. You could perhaps think of it as being rather like an automatic, minus the automation.
     
  12. Odd Job

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    @ Tree Pig :p

    Thanks for the clarification

    Edit: thanks also to Eviscerator, only saw your post now, sorry.
     
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    AR-15s are available in England with the gas tube removed, making them a straight-pull bolt-action rifle.

    Kharn
     
  14. jd46561

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    M95/34 Styer stutzen carbine, is another straight pull. [​IMG]
     
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    In addition to the previously mentioned new and antique weapons:

    Don't know who's importing now, but EAA used to carry the Baikal biathlon action as the "Biathlon Basic". The full-boat competition version is available in LH, but EAA wouldn't spring for a LH "basic" edition.

    Browning (FNH) is making an updated version of the most excellent "T-bolt" .22. Not sure yet of availability or price.

    Brno has the ZOM-451 rimfire. Not nearly as slick as the T-bolt, but very accurate and a heap less expensive. I paid about $190 for mine several years back.
     
  16. Manedwolf

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    Actually, that's the cocking ring. You pull straight back on the handle on the right side to operate the bolt action.
     
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    Browning did have the one based on the BAR. I don't know if it is currently made or not.
     
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    Fundamentally, most straight pull actions were just a hair's width from becoming autoloaders. The K31 could be made into an autoloader with a Garand style gas system and a recoil spring positioned along side the action just in front of the operating handle, ditto for the M95. The Lee would not have worked that way, due to the way the bolt had to be pulled, but it was really just a tilting bolt design not really all that different from the FAL. The Yugo SKS and MAS-49/56 can both be converted with the flip of a switch to straight pull actions (but cutting off the gas system). All autos can have their gas systems removed to the same effect.

    Slide action rifles are also straight-pull bolt action guns, but with the operating handle well forward. You could easily convert the K31 to a slide action by building a slide on the forearm that connected via a side bar to the bolt handle. Remington slide action rifles are straight pulls as well.

    Ash
     
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    The en bloc clip design in the Garand was taken from the M95, AFAIK.

    I think that all serious Olympic Biathlon rifles are straight-pull .22LR bolt rifles. The rules require a manual action; since it's a speed competition and they aren't allowed semiautos, they go for the quickest accurate rifle they can get.

    That's a BEAUTIFUL M95, BTW. I wish mine was that pretty. Mine's a nice carbine, but the wood sure isn't THAT nice!

    Browning has reintroduced the T-bolt, BTW, so you can buy a brand-new straight-pull bolt action from them: http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/category.asp?value=021B

    Also deserving mention is Browning's lever action centerfire rifle, the BLR. It's not really a straight-pull bolt; it's essentially a straigh-pull bolt with a lever attached. Hence, it offers good accuracy and chamberings up to 7mm Rem Mag and .300 Win Mag, something other lever guns can't touch. http://www.browning.com/products/catalog/firearms/category.asp?value=003B
     
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    As stated previously in this thread...

    There's the M1911 Schmidt-Rubin:

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    And the Baikal (Russian) Biathlon Basic:

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    Ditto on the Blaser R93's. I have a LRS2 in .300 Winchester Magnum and absolutely love it. Damn accurate rifle out of the box. :neener:
     
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    A few years back you could buy a COMMERCAL Model96 Mauser that was a straight pull bolt action.
     
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    Cobb FA-50 AR style in .50 BMG

    Rifle Specifications FA50(T) Target Model:

    Caliber .50 BMG (12.7 X 99mm).

    Chambered For Commercial Ammunition.

    Operation AR15 type spring loaded bolt/carrier with a straight pull bolt action.

    Barrel Length 30 inches.

    Rifling Twist 1 turn in 15 inches.

    Rifle Weight 29 lbs.

    Overall Length 58 inches.


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    If it's the same thing as the Biathlon 7-2, the current importer appears to be Russian American Armory.
     
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