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Old November 8, 2011, 09:52 AM   #1
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(Never Fired) Mosin Bolt stuck. Please Help!!

Hey, I'm new here. Looks like an awesome forum .

So like the title says, my Mosin's bolt keeps getting stuck. Here's the thing: I've never even fired it! I've played around with the bolt many times and it's never gotten stuck, but recently I bought some snap caps for it and after a couple times of ejecting them, the bolt gets stuck after I fire on a snap cap. Now, every time I pull the trigger (even when dry firing) the bolt gets stuck.

I'm pretty certain the bolt's not getting stuck inside the boltway because I've completely degreased the rifle of cosmoline; and besides that when I pull the cocking knob back it's as smooth as butter.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. I plan on shooting this rifle soon and don't want to have to pull the cocking knob back every time I want to eject a round.
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Old November 8, 2011, 01:08 PM   #2
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Once the firing pin breaks it gets stuck? As in you cannot rotate the bolt to pull it back? Or once the bolt is rotated you can't pull it back?

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Old November 8, 2011, 01:20 PM   #3
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Yes, we absolutely need more info. Sort of like saying it hurts, what should I do?
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Old November 8, 2011, 10:50 PM   #4
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It could very well be a common ailment of the surplus Mosins, that I'm sure will be mentioned- hit the chamber with a cleaning bristle on the end of a power drill- the chamber can have a lot of residual build-up due to firing polymer coated cases. If the bolt works just fine without a round in the chamber, then is super-sticky with a snap cap in it, this is most likely the problem.
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