View Full Version : Bolt disassembly question

October 19, 2007, 04:12 PM
Can someone please explain or point me in the right direction on how to disassemble this bolt?
It's from a KODIAK .243 hunting rifle.




Thanx in advance.

October 19, 2007, 04:48 PM
You have a Mauser 98 bolt with a shroud modified for a low safety to clear a scope.

Below are 2 links for disassembling bolts similar to yours. The first is for a 1917 Enfield while the second is for a Mauser 98.

You will need to manually retract the cocking piece and wedge a coin between the shroud and cocking piece as shown in the 1917 Enfield link step 5. I use the edge of a table to retract the cocking piece by placing the lug on the cocking piece on the edge of the table and leaning into it to compress the spring.
1917 bolt disassembly (http://www.surplusrifle.com/m1917/boltdisassemble/index.asp)

Once the cocking piece is wedged in place go to the Mauser 98 link and start with step 7.
Mauser bolt disassembly (http://www.surplusrifle.com/shooting/mauserboltdisassembly/index.asp)

October 21, 2007, 12:51 PM
Thanx for the tip, Dn.
I finally got it disassembled and cleaned.
Its crazy that the still make those type of bolts after all these years.