The Firing Line Forums

Go Back   The Firing Line Forums > The Skunkworks > The Smithy

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 18, 2000, 03:58 PM   #1
Joe Portale
Senior Member
Join Date: June 8, 1999
Location: Tucson, Arizona Territory
Posts: 715
First let me say that I feel like one of the biggest dorks for this one.

I was getting ready to disassemble a bolt from a Mauser K98 CZ BRNO rifle. I pushed that little spring loaded catch that lies under the safety lever. Something slipped and the mechanism released. Now the firing pin is sticking out of the hole, the entire back of the bolt dropped along the angled raceway and seems to be in a neutral position. Like I said, the firing pin is sticking out of the hole, but it is free and can be pushed back with a piece of wood or pad of my thumb. Because the bolt sleeve and the cocking piece are now in the wrong position I can't simply re-install the bolt to work the action. I have torn up my fingers trying to get the back end of this thing to rotate back where it belongs. I have worked on several other Mausers and this is the first time this has happened. Besides nominating me for the dumb-ass of the week, can someone give me any ideas?



Joe Portale is offline  
Old March 18, 2000, 04:23 PM   #2
Joe Portale
Senior Member
Join Date: June 8, 1999
Location: Tucson, Arizona Territory
Posts: 715
Well, after all I picked the darn thing up, gave it a twist and it popped right back in place. There is something to be said for walkng away for a few minutes when fustrated.
Ya'll can still nominate me for the dummy award.

Thanks anyway.
Joe Portale is offline  
Old March 18, 2000, 11:43 PM   #3
James K
Join Date: March 17, 1999
Posts: 24,189
All you did was to drop the firing pin into the position it would be in if the bolt were in the gun and the trigger pulled. As you found, all you have to do is "cock" the striker by hand.

However, there is supposed to be a little notch at the edge of the cocking cam that the sear nose rests in when the bolt is cocked out of the gun. That notch may be worn down and letting the firing pin drop too easily. Maybe it would be a good idea to run it by a gunsmith if it bother you.

James K is offline  
Old March 19, 2000, 02:44 PM   #4
Harley Nolden
Staff In Memoriam
Join Date: January 8, 1999
Location: Brunswick,GA USA
Posts: 1,884
If you would like the disassem w/photos I can send it separate email. It as the disassem of the bolt included.

Harley Nolden is offline  
Old March 20, 2000, 02:02 PM   #5
Senior Member
Join Date: March 3, 2000
Posts: 217
Hi guys,

I'm answering as my alter ego. I appreciate the help, but I do have the drawings. This "problem" can be chalked up to me having a brain cramp. Appreciate the offers very much.

Joe Portale
stuckatwork is offline  

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:19 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
This site and contents, including all posts, Copyright © 1998-2017 S.W.A.T. Magazine
Copyright Complaints: Please direct DMCA Takedown Notices to the registered agent:
Contact Us
Page generated in 0.05319 seconds with 7 queries