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Yugo M59/66 Bolt head help

Discussion in 'Rifle Country' started by Flyboy73, Jun 6, 2009.

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  1. Flyboy73

    Flyboy73 Member

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    I just got my excellent Yugo M59/66 from Samco i had on order for a couple of months.

    The gun is great shape, but oh is she covered in Cosmo. Pretty thick.

    I took it apart to so i could clean up but ran into a snag with the bolt disassembly. I could get the firing pin retaining pin out, so i could remove the firing pin. I pounded pretty good with a punch and no luck. Even to the point it looks like the pin is mushrooming in the hole. I soaked it WD 40 and then steamed it to remove some Cosmo but no luck.

    This my 6th SKS i have disassembled and i have never ran into this problem.

    Anyone run into to a similar problem? Have any idea's to get it out?

    Would like to get it apart, so i can clean all the cosmo out.

    Brion
     
  2. AgentAdam

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    Many hits with a regular hammer will start to mushroom the tip. I would recommend a large mallet size hammer like a mini sledge hammer and one LARGE wack. You will need a beefy punch also. If not i would pop it out with a hydraulic press. Try the SKSsurvivors boards for more info.
     
  3. .45Guy

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    Try using a brass punch.........
     
  4. Flyboy73

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    Used a brass punch to start then switched to a steel punch.

    Pretty sure its mushroomed out.

    Maybe drill the mushroom out? Not sure how hard the pin is to drill. I think the pinned is ruined.

    Hate to take it to the gunsmith, but probally where i am headed.

    Brion
     
  5. HB

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    I could never get mine out so I just soaked it in mineral spirits, WD-40, and a heat gun (try not to blow yourself up tho). Got enough gunk out of there apparently because it works fine. Great gun.

    HB
     
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