View Full Version : Mosin Bolt Camming Surfaces Vid – For Anyone Who Has Ever Wanted to See Me on Video!

Josh Smith
May 22, 2012, 03:56 PM

This identifies the bolt camming surfaces and a potential problem with current imports.

Clicking the picture below will open a new window. I am doing it this way as I've had requests for this sort of thing on several forums.

My previous videos were mostly text and pics – slideshows – but I decided to set a camera on the drill press and do this live.

http://www.smith-sights.com/resources/mosin%20bolt%20camming%20surfaces.jpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZ4y2wI38sM)

There are various theories flying around about why the Mosin's bolt closes fully when only in partial battery. It's simply to keep the bolt from being open enough to become a projectile.

It is not, as some speculate, a decocker of any sort.

I hope someone finds this useful!