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Old December 16, 2012, 09:58 PM   #1
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Baikal IZH 43 problem

I can't get the screw that holds the opening lever out. Tried bigger screwdrivers, penetrating oils and heat. Could it be reverse threaded? Anyone with experience with these?
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Old December 31, 2012, 05:25 PM   #2
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That sucks. No experience with that gun. Did you try emailing the factory? Nothing like an explanation in broken English to give you more confidence in what you are doing. This is the guy I would try:

Chief Designer for Small Arms, Sporting and Hunting Weapons
Vladimir P. Budanov

tel.: +7 (3412) 68-97-87
fax: +7 (3412) 66-35-44
e-mail: expert@baikalinc.ru

Good luck, Bill.

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Old December 31, 2012, 11:36 PM   #3
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Here's a link to an English language manual for same. The last page is an exploded view of the gun:

http://www.eaacorp.com/Manuals/IZH-43-Manual.PDF

It could be reverse threaded, but I doubt it. The parts on the diagram that I believe are involved in your issue are 40 (the screw), 51 and 52.

Do you already have the buttstock off so that you can see into the lockwork?
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Old January 1, 2013, 09:41 AM   #4
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That screw would sure be vulnerable to working loose as the latch is used and released no matter which way it's threaded. I'm wondering if some other piece locks it. Is there any chance it's in a through-hole and has been upset by a punch on the other side to keep it from being removed?
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Old January 1, 2013, 03:05 PM   #5
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It was locktighted in. A lot of heat, and a big screwdriver got it out!
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Old January 1, 2013, 06:15 PM   #6
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Cool (or hot, rather)!
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