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Old July 24, 2011, 07:19 AM   #1
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Mauser Bolt Stuck

My friend stripped, cleaned and reassembled the bolt of his M-48. He put the bolt back in the action. It is in the fired position and will not open. The bolt will only rotate about 15 degrees. Any solutions to this problem from you fine people?
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Old July 24, 2011, 08:09 AM   #2
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I would take it to some one more familer with mausers but my guse is he put something in the wrong way. If it wont open when cocked I would discharge it and try and open it then.
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Old July 24, 2011, 09:39 AM   #3
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Just to cover all the bases if the safety is turned all the way to the right the bolt wont open.
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Old July 24, 2011, 09:51 AM   #4
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Pretty sure it needs to be cocked to put it in the rifle.

There are a bunch of videos on YouTube on how to re-cock it.

On Edit, this guy uses a screwdriver, which isn't ideal it can scratch things up.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ghdaRiov0E

I do something like this, but using a piece of 2x4:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRL-RmoGdwM

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Old July 24, 2011, 12:51 PM   #5
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I use a pair of vice grips, just don't squeeze the lug so tight it deforms it.
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Old July 24, 2011, 01:36 PM   #6
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I put the decocked bolt in the rifle, and using a rubber wedge I recock it. Easier if you don't own a vice.
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Old August 6, 2011, 08:08 PM   #7
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FWIW the little groove on the passenger side of a K98 cocking piece is to hang a cartridge rim in to cock the bolt.

I know pretty much everything there is about nearly rverything,all except whats wrong with your Mauser.Just drug out my Polish '98 and spent a half hor trying to replicate your situation.

Sure wish I had my hands on it, this going to bother me .............
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Old August 7, 2011, 01:51 PM   #8
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Thanks

We fixed it. He had installed a new firing pin and spring and the pin was too long.
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Old August 8, 2011, 11:55 AM   #9
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http://www.thehighroad.org/showthrea...=1#post7463868

What are the chances of two people having the same problem on two different forums.

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Old August 8, 2011, 12:02 PM   #10
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On the same day? And you fixed it?

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Old August 9, 2011, 08:49 AM   #11
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That was me too! Just covering the bases! Notxt

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